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Description: Section 40.1-51.20 to 51.22 of the Code of Virginia, requires licensing and certification of asbestos contractors and workers by the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (DPOR). Identical provisions were added for lead contractors in 1996.

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Description: All 14-15 year old workers in Virginia are required to obtain an Employment Certificate (work permit) The Department of Labor and Industry announces the launch of an automated, employment certificate process in accordance with the General Assembly changes to §40.1-92 of the Code of Virginia. For instructions on how to complete the process Click here.

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Description: In Virginia, the management of any theater or other public place where a performance, concert, commercial presentation or entertainment is to take place, must secure a Theatrical Permit from the Department of Labor and Industry allowing minors under the age of 16 to participate.  No Permit is approved until the Commissioner of the Department of Labor and Industry is satisfied that the environment in which the minor is asked to participate is a proper, safe environment for the child. The Department of Labor and Industry must be satisfied that the conditions are “not detrimental to the health or morals of the child and that the child’s education will not be neglected or hampered by his or her participation in such drama, play, performance, concert, or entertainment.” § 40.1-102. No such Permit is required for any nonprofit dance, or music recital or noncommercial television or radio broadcast.  Non-profit schools of performing arts are not required to obtain Theatrical Permits for performances related to classes.

Instructions: Theatrical Permit applications for each minor child involved must be notarized and filed at least five days before the performance date. The original Theatrical Permit Application must be submitted to the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry, 1570 East Parham Road, Richmond, Virginia, 23228-2360  Attention:  Child Labor Law Division. 
You may also email the completed application to:

or fax to:  804-371-4643  Attention: Child Labor Theatrical Permit Application. 

The Child Labor Compliance Officers will review each application and investigate each performance situation in which the minor child will participate.

For further information on Theatrical Permits call (804) 371-3104 Ext 108.

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Virginia Department of Labor and Industry - Headquarters: Main Street Centre Bldg. 600 East Main Street, Suite 207, Richmond, Virginia 23219-4101
Telephone Number - Office: 804.371.2327 TDD: Fax: 804.786.2376 - Our Hours are from 8:15 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Monday - Friday