Wednesday, May 31, 2023

The United States fined McDonald’s for over 300 illegal working minors, including two ten-year-old children.

The US Department of Labor paid three deductibles McDonald’s in Kentucky, Indiana, Maryland and Ohio to have 305 minors working illegally, including two 10-year-old boys.

The fine, amounting to 212,544 dollars (191,829 euros), was deposited against three franchises that operated in 62 stores from the fast food restaurant.

Research found that there two ten-year-old boys worked days at McDonald’s until the early hours of the morning.without receiving any kind of financial compensation and handling dangerous machinery, such as frits, which is prohibited by US labor laws for children under 16 years of age.

Most of the minors, between the ages of 14 and 15, They worked more hours than their age allowed, a maximum of three hours is a school day, and schedules started earlier and ended later than allowed for minors. Some even worked during school hours.

District Director of the Wage and Hour Division in Louisville, Kentucky, Karen Garnett Civilscomplained that “too often, employers break child labor laws that protect young workers.”

“Under no circumstances should a ten-year-old be working in a fast food kitchen around hot grill, oven and fry. We are witnessing an increase in violations of federal legislation on child labor,” he denounced.

One of the supervisors of the chains involved declared through a statement that the ten-year-olds came to visit their fathera night supervisor.

He also wanted to clarify “Any kind of ‘work’ was done under the supervision and presence of his father”although he added that they had no authorization from their superiors.

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