Is Trump’s Modeling Agency Flouting Immigration and Employment Agency Law?

Sara Ziff, Model Alliance

If Trump’s candidacy for President does nothing else to benefit society, perhaps it will shine a much-needed spotlight on the exploitative practices of the modeling industry, which has long escaped regulation and relies heavily on young, female, and mostly migrant labor.  Legislation that explicitly brings modeling agencies under existing employment agency laws and regulations could help ensure that modeling agencies, like Trump’s, are appropriately regulated.  Explicitly defining modeling agencies as theatrical agencies would ensure that modeling agencies are no longer able to flout this law.

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