The Times podcast: Do social-media baby stars ‘work’?

Teenager Piper Rockelle and her associates created a multimillion-dollar YouTube empire. A lawsuit threatens it, and brings up questions on whether or not what younger influencers do for a dwelling constitutes “work.”


Today, we study the historical past of kid labor legal guidelines in California, and what may occur on this digital age. Read the total transcript right here.

Host: Gustavo Arellano

Guests: L.A. Times senior leisure reporter Amy Kaufman, and L.A. Times arts and tradition author Jessica Gelt

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