Pennsylvania defends 'Kate Plus 8' labor permits for the kids


Pennsylvania's labor department kept the reality TV world from spinning off its axis by seeing to it that despite some backlash, Kate Gosselin's sextuplets get to toil for a paycheck on the TLC reality show spinoff "Kate Plus 8."

The Department of Labor & Industry announced that no laws are being violated by the kids' appearance on the show, refuting statements by state Rep. Thomas P. Murt (R-Montgomery/Philadelphia). Murt claimed that the 6-year-old children were being unlawfully exploited, the Associated Press reported. He also said state law dictated that kids under 7 could work in film, not on TV. Labor officials countered that the permits they granted kept the kids' hours under control and would enrich their bank accounts.