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Modelling by 15-year old

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Does anyone know if a 15-year old is entitled to payment for modelling for press advertisements? My niece has modelled a few times in Brussels for cosmetics and each time was told that she could not be paid as she was a minor.
(I thought I posted this question yesterday but don't see it published. If this is a duplicate, please ignore it.)
Thank you for your advice.

Rico

My sons have both been paid legally for modeling work when under 18.

Feb 3, 2021 14:56
anon

Of course she is entitled to pay. Whoever is employing her is taking advantage of her and frankly should be reported to the authorities.

There is a general prohibition of employing young people under 15, but modelling (as well as acting) is specifically mentioned as a job that can be done with permission.

If you can read French, see here under "Activités autorisées avec une dérogation individuelle"
https://www.bruxelles-j.be/travailler/travailler-pendant-tes-etudes/les-...

Aditionally, her parents could well be liable for prosecution if she is not correctly registered for this work.

Feb 3, 2021 18:14