• Report:  #87754

Complaint Review: Kids.com - NTA - Justourkids.com - Chicago Illinois

Reported By:
- Rockford, Illinois,

Kids.com - NTA - Justourkids.com
2100 S. Indiana Ave Chicago, 60616 Illinois, U.S.A.
Tell us has your experience with this business or person been good? What's this?
I also, like the other reports I have read, have been ripped off by Kids.com.

We paid our $595 fee 5 years ago when our daughter was 3 months old. This is our last year in the contract and we have never been called for any auditions.

We have had her picture taken every year for them and have called from time to time. I have asked several time if anyone has inquired about our daughter and was told that if there had been any inquiries we would have been notified.

I am upset, because we have been told by a lot of people, that are not family members, that our daughter would be excellant in television. She is a very independant child and has the personality and imagination for it.

So, if anyone out there gets a class action against them, I want in on it. It is not right that they can get away with people's money.


Rockford, Illinois

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Kids.com Chicago: Unlicensed, Illegal Private Employment Agency

#2Consumer Comment

Thu, December 09, 2004

The correct response to a company breaking the laws in Illinois is to file a complaint with the state agency responsible for enforcing the laws in Illinois--in this case, the Illinois Department of Labor. Kids.com Chicago is a private employment agency. It is a private agency which attempts to get kids employment as models or actors by booking or placing them. But it does not have a private employment agency license. The Illinois Department of Labor, which enforces the Illinois Private Employment Agencies Act, says on their website: "An agency license is required to engage "for gain or profit" in the business of securing or attempting to secure employment for persons seeking employment, or attempting to secure employees for employers (including "applicant paid" fee agencies, "domestic services" agencies, theatrical agencies, and all agencies that recommend individuals for placement who are under the age of 18 or who do not have a high school diploma)." Kids.com is an agency that for profit recommends individuals for placement who are under the age of 18. It is a modeling agency for kids, and it only deals with kids. All of the individuals they recommend for placement are under the age of 18. It's "Kids.com." Therefore Kids.com Chicago is 100% illegal. They cannot do any business or charge any fees without an employment agency license. Any and all business they have done in Chicago was illegal. Any and all fees taken by Kids.com in Chicago were therefore taken illegally. They had no legal right to take your money. Therefore you have a right to take your money back. To get your money back, file a complaint with the Department of Labor. Make sure you specifically complain about Kids.com being an unlicensed, illegal Private Employment Agency, unauthorized to enter contractual agreements with you, unauthorized to charge you any fees. With your complaint include your contract (proof of Kids.com's illegal business) and receipt (more proof of Kids.com's illegal business). Illinois Department of Labor Fair Labor Standards Division/Private Employment Agency Section 160 N. LaSalle Chicago, IL 60601 (312) 793-2810

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