Gossip Site Broke Labor Laws With Octomom: Calif.
RadarOnline allegedly lacked permit to film minors
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 16, 2009 5:54 PM CDT
A house in La Habra, Calif., that Prudential Realty listing agent Mike Patel said was being purchased by Nadya Suleman's father Ed Doud, is photographed March 9, 2009.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – California labor officials have cited RadarOnline for breaking labor laws in its coverage of octuplet mom Nadya Suleman, the Los Angeles Times reports. On March 17, the day the first two of the octuplets returned home from the hospital, a crew filmed the infants for the gossip site without first obtaining an entertainment permit, a requisite for filming any individuals aged 15 days to 18 years.

Even with the required permit, filming of children is restricted to two two-hour windows in the morning and afternoon. The kids “were brought home late in the evening, so it would have been beyond the hours set in the Labor Code,” said Dean Fryer of the California Labor Commission. “They were filmed in the home of Nadya Suleman. RadarOnline had control of the environment there.”