June 10, 2023

A McDonald’s restaurant in Louisville, Kentucky operated by franchisee Bauer Meals LLC had two 10-year-olds working on the restaurant, unpaid, typically till 2am. I doubt the youngsters had been loving it. Bauer was hit with only a $39,711 in fines for the kid labor violations.

“Beneath the minimal age for employment, they ready and distributed meals orders, cleaned the shop, labored on the drive-thru window and operated a register,” the US Division of Labor reported. “The division additionally realized that one of many two kids was allowed to function a deep fryer, a prohibited job for staff beneath 16 years outdated.”

From CBS Information:

Bauer Meals franchise proprietor Sean Bauer informed CBS Information that the youngsters had been visiting their mother or father, who works as an evening supervisor. He mentioned the youngsters weren’t accepted to be in that a part of restaurant by franchisee group administration and that any work the youngsters did was on the path of, and within the presence of, the mother or father. 

Bauer added that the corporate has labored to verify the coverage concerning kids visiting dad and mom and guardians at work is evident to all staff[…]

Along with Bauer Meals, LLC, the Wages and Hour Division additionally investigated Archways Richwood LLC and Bell Restaurant Group I LLC. The three franchisees function 62 McDonald’s places throughout Kentucky, Indiana, Maryland and Ohio. 

The three franchisees employed 305 kids to work greater than the legally permitted hours, investigators discovered. The employees additionally carried out duties prohibited for minor staff. 

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