Registration Fees


Employment/Talent/Modeling Agency Regulations in the United States


Alaska

Agencies can charge registration fees not exceeding $2.

Arizona

Agencies cannot charge registration fees (unless approved).

Arkansas

Agencies cannot charge fees "for any service other than actual placement."

California (Los Angeles)

Agencies cannot collect a registration fee.

Connecticut

Agencies cannot charge advance registration fees.

Delaware

Agencies cannot charge advance registration fees.

Florida

Any collected fees or expenses must be returned by the agency within 48 hours if no employment was procured.

Hawaii

Employment agencies cannot collect an advance registration fee.

Illinois

An agency can only charge a maximum $4 registration fee, and only if granted such a permit. This fee is subject to return on demand if no position is procured.

Iowa

No fees "or other thing of value in excess of $1" can be collected in advance by employment agencies.

Kansas

Employment agencies cannot charge a registration fee of more than $2. If no employment is procured within 3 days, all registration fees must be returned on demand.

Kentucky

Employment agencies cannot charge or collect advance registration fees.

Louisiana

Employment agencies may charge a $10 fee for the preparation of a job resume, but cannot charge an advance registration fee.

Maryland

Agencies cannot charge advance registration fees.

Massachusetts

Agencies cannot charge advance registration fees.

Missouri

Employment agencies that charge registration fees must return all fees in full upon demand if employment is not procured within one month after registration.

Montana

Agencies cannot charge or accept advance registration or application fees.

Nevada

Employment agencies cannot charge "fees of any kind for registration of applicants."

New Jersey

Agents cannot accept fees for "a service rendered or a product sold" if no employment has been accepted.

New York

Advance registration fees are unlawful.

North Carolina

Advance placement fees or registration fees are prohibited.

North Dakota

Agencies cannot accept advance registration fees.

Oklahoma

Advance registration fees are prohibited.

Pennsylvania

Agencies cannot charge advance registration fees.

South Carolina

Personnel Placement Services cannot impose advance registration fees.

Tennessee

Agents cannot charge any advance fees.

Texas

Agencies cannot charge talent for advance registration fees.

Utah

Taking commissions or fees in advance is unlawful.

Washington

Agencies cannot charge or accept registration fees.

West Virginia

Agencies cannot accept advance registration fees exceeding $1.

Wyoming

Agencies cannot charge registration fees of more than $2.