McDonald’s franchisee fined for using child labor; government agency misclassified staff

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McDonald’s franchisee fined for using ten-year olds as unpaid workers

A Kentucky-based McDonald’s franchisee has been found to have violated federal labor laws, by using children – some as young as 10 – as unpaid workers. The children, who prepared and distributed food orders; worked at a Drive-Thru window, and operated the register, would sometimes be working till as late as 2am in the morning, found the Department of Labor. All-told, DOL investigators found the store employed 24 minors under the age of 16 to work more than legally-permitted hours. “These reports are unacceptable, deeply troubling and run afoul of

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