California Talent Agencies Cases

The firm is the only independent publisher of decisions by the California Labor Commissioner concerning the California Talent Agencies Act, Cal. Labor Code Section 1700, et seq.

Section 1700, et seq., of the California Labor Code (the Talent Agencies Act) regulates the activity of talent agents and prohibits unlicensed persons from acting as talent agents. Except for written arbitration clauses, primary jurisdiction for resolving disputes under the Talent Agencies Act, including claims asserting violations of the Talent Agencies Act by personal managers, is invested in the California Labor Commissioner.

Over the past 45 years, the Labor Commissioner’s office issued more than 300 decisions. At present, Law Offices of Max J. Sprecher is the only non-governmental source for an exhaustive set of the Labor Commissioner’s decisions. These decisions have been compiled and arranged in a searchable format, and the library is available for purchase as a download or as a CD/DVD‑Rom.  For a list of available decisions, view this sample index.

Law Offices of Max J. Sprecher and its attorneys are experts on issues arising under the Talent Agencies Act, having litigated cases on behalf of actors, writers, musicians, personal managers, and talent agencies for more than 28 years.

To check the license status of a talent agency, here is a link to the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement’s licensing database.