NY Congressional Rep. Grace Meng, https://meng.house.gov
introduced the Model Protection Act.
This measure would:
* establish a maximum number of working hours
* require monetary compensation as wages
* mandate 15% of a child's earnings be placed in a trust until the age of majority
* create a private right of action for minors to sue employers in the event of sexual harassment
A link the legislation can be found here: https://meng.house.gov/sites/meng.house.gov/files/Child%20Performers%20Protection%20Act.pdf
Models are generally considered independent contractors, excluding them from protections against harassment and discrimination afforded to employees under state law.
New York State Assemblywoman Nily Rozic https://nyassembly.gov/mem/Nily-Rozicintroduced the Models' Harassment Protection Act. The measure would:
For more information on rights for models, check out the https://modelalliance.org