Chipotle Restaurants in Massachusetts got struck by fines that after all the penalties are assessed are closer to $2 million than the official $1.3 million. Why? Child labor law violations.
These fines are from the state, not the federal government, because each has different rules regarding minor employment. What’s perfectly legal in one state may be illegal across state borders.
Chipotle labor violations include, according to the state:
Having under 18s working past midnight (14 and 15-year-olds can’t work past 7:00 and 16 an 17-year-olds can’t work past 10:00 on school nights)Under 18s working more than 48 hours a