A Pennsylvania state representative says the Gosselin sextuplets on "Kate Plus 8" are violating the state’s child labor laws and has asked the state’s attorney general to examine the permits issued for the Gosselin kids, reports MyFoxPhilly.com.
The TLC show, filmed in Wernersville, Pa., features the 6-year old sextuplets, which Rep. Thomas P. Murt says is an issue because the law doesn’t mention television shows as a reason for giving work permits to children under 7, the story says.
The Department of Labor can issue special permits for children between 7 to 18 to work in entertainment productions, the article adds. "It appears those permits were granted even though the law does not provide for them," Murt says. "Under the Commonwealth Attorneys Act, the attorney general is authorized to furnish legal advice to agency heads concerning the interpretation of state laws and regulations. I have asked him to look into this case to determine whether these permits are legal."