§ 6-4. Employment of minors by certain vendors prohibited; exceptions  


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  • (a) Unless otherwise provided in this section, it is unlawful for any vendor licensed under the Beverage Law (F.S. ch. 561 et seq.) to employ any person under 18 years of age.

    (b) This section shall not apply to:

    (1) Professional entertainers 17 years of age who are not in school.

    (2) Minors employed in the entertainment industry, as defined by F.S. § 450.012(5), who have either been granted a waiver under F.S. § 450.095 or employed under the terms of F.S. § 450.132 or under rules adopted pursuant to either of these sections.

    (3) Persons under the age of 18 years who are employed in drugstores, grocery stores, department stores, florists, specialty gift shops or automobile service stations that have obtained licenses to sell beer or beer and wine, when such sales are made for consumption off the premises.

    (4) Persons 17 years of age or over or any person furnishing evidence that he is a senior high school student with written permission of the principal of the senior high school or that he is a senior high school graduate, or any high school graduate, employed by a bona fide food service establishment where alcoholic beverages are sold, provided such persons do not participate in the sale, preparation or service of the beverages and that their duties are of such nature as to provide them with training and knowledge as might lead to further advancement in food service establishments.

    (5) Persons under the age of 18 years employed as bellhops, elevator operators and others in hotels when such employees are engaged in work apart from the portion of the hotel property where alcoholic beverages are offered for sale for consumption on the premises.

    (6) Persons under the age of 18 years employed in bowling alleys in which alcoholic beverages are sold or consumed, so long as such minors do not participate in the sale, preparation or service of such beverages.

    (7) Persons under the age of 18 years employed by a bona fide dinner theater as long as their employment is limited to the services of an actor, actress or musician. For the purposes of this subsection, a dinner theater means a theater presenting consecutive productions playing no less than three weeks each in conjunction with dinner service on a regular basis. In addition, both events must occur in the same room, and the only advertised price of admission must include both the cost of the meal and the attendance at the performance.

    (8) Persons under the age of 18 years who are employed in places of business licensed under F.S. § 565.02(6), provided such persons do not participate in the sale, preparation, or service of alcoholic beverages.

    However, a minor to whom this subsection otherwise applies may not be employed if the employment, whether as a professional entertainer or otherwise, involves nudity, as defined in F.S. § 847.001, on the part of the minor and such nudity is intended as a form of adult entertainment.

(Former Code, § 4-23)

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Similar provisions, F.S. § 562.13.