PA (WTAJ) — The franchise owners of five McDonald’s restaurants in Jefferson, Elk and Clarion counties have been found to have violated child labor laws, the U.S. Department of Labor announced.
A Department of Labor investigation found that Endor, the owner of these McDonald’s restaurants, forced 34 children between the ages of 14 and 15 to work later or longer hours than legally permitted at five locations: It turns out.
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|249 Allegheny Road
|136 Perkins Road
|707 Main Street
|102 N. Findley Street
|825 South Street
The Wage and Hour Division reported that Endor, a Cranberry Township-based company owned by Paul and Megan Sweeney, violated the law by having children work the following hours:
- Labor Day through June 1 before 7 a.m. and after 7 p.m.
- During class time.
- After 9 p.m. June 1 through Labor Day.
- At least 3 hours on a school day and 18 hours on a regular school week.
- More than 8 hours on days when there are no classes.
“Fast food restaurants offer young workers the opportunity to gain valuable work experience, but federal law requires that that experience not come at the expense of their education or well-being.” John Dumont, District Director of the Time Division, explains.
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Endor paid $26,894 in civil penalties to the Department of Labor to resolve the violations, the department said in a statement.
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