Gosselin Kids Aren’t Being “Unlawfully Exploited” Says Labor Dept. Do You Agree?

Wed, July 21, 2010 3:16pm EDT by 2 Comments

State officials rule that Kate and Jon Gosselin’s sextuplets can continue to be filmed for Kate Plus 8.

It’s back to work for Kate Gosselin’s 6-year-old sextuplets. Pennsylvania’s Department of Labor and Industry released a statement yesterday declaring that the Gosselin kids’ work permits for Kate Plus 8 were valid, despite recent complaints that they were illegal.

State Rep. Thomas Murt had argued that Pennsylvania law allows children under 7 to work in movies, but not TV. But labor officials ruled that Aaden, Alexis, Collin, Hannah, Joel and Leah Gosselin are not being “unlawfully exploited” while filming Kate Plus 8 (with their mom and older siblings Mady and Cara) as the permits protect the 6-year-olds from working too many hours and ensure they receive earnings from the TLC show.

Murt however is not happy with the decision and is insisting that the case be taken to the state’s attorney general.

Kate has always maintained that her kids love being followed around by a reality TV camera crew, saying last year (after Jon tried to shut down filming of Jon & Kate Plus 8), “I check in regularly with each of the kids to be sure they want to participate in and continue with the show and will continue to do so.”

Tell us: Do you think it is OK for kids as young as 6 to be working on a reality show?

— Kathy Campbell

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