The 10-year-olds worked at a Louisville McDonald’s for little to no compensation, agency investigators discovered, according to the Labour Department. The franchisee of McDonald’s in Louisville was one of three that the government penalized a total of $212,000 to.
24 children under the age of 16 were engaged by Louisville’s Bauer Food LLC, which runs 10 McDonald’s restaurants, to work longer hours than permitted by law, the agency claimed. Two of them were 10-year-old kids. According to the agency, the kids occasionally worked until 2 a.m. without getting paid.
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Among the jobs they performed were preparing and distributing grocery orders, cleaning the store, working at the drive-through window, and operating a register below the minimum wage, according to the Labour Department. Furthermore, children were permitted to operate deep fryers, which workers under 16 were forbidden from doing.
Two McDonald’s franchises in Kentucky are being looked into by the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division for allowing children between the ages of 14 and 15 to work overtime.
- 300 minors have worked illegally in McDonald’s restaurants.
- The franchisee of McDonald’s in Louisville was one of three that the government penalized a total of $212,000 to.
- Children can hold and the number of hours they can work is strictly regulated by federal child labor rules
The two 10-year-olds included in the Labour Department statement, according to franchise owner-operator Sean Bauer, are guests of their parents, a night manager, and are not workers.
The kinds of employment that children can hold and the number of hours they can work are strictly regulated by federal child labor rules.
McDonald’s USA is dedicated to giving franchisees the tools they require to support safe workplaces for all workers and guarantee adherence to all labor regulations. The probe is a component of the Department of Labor’s ongoing campaign to end child labor abuses in the Southeast.