(WJET/WFXP/YourErie.com) — A McDonald’s franchise owner with restaurants in Erie and Warren has been fined for allegedly violating child labor laws.
The Erie-based DuCharme Organization has allowed minors to work before 7 a.m., after 7 p.m., and for more than three hours a day on school days, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Also, the minor said she worked after 9:00 p.m. between June 1 and Labor Day (by law, she could only work until 9:00 p.m.), and on non-school days she worked more than 8 hours. rice field.
Additionally, workers under the age of 16 were allowed to operate flyers in violation of federal regulations.
According to the Labor Department, DuCharme has seven franchise stores. 2065 Interchange Road, 24 workers. 903 Peninsula Drive, 23 workers. 2529 Broad Street, 29 employees. 4316 Buffalo Road, 29 employees. 7200 Peach Street, 9 employees. Warren at 75 Market Street had 27 employees.
DuCharme reportedly paid $92,107 in civil penalties for violations.
A spokeswoman for the DuCharme Organization declined to comment.
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