According to federal officials, an investigation into a thumb injury for a 16-year-old employee has filed a child labor law violation against Schlotzsky’s Deli in Memphis, Tennessee.
Permitted restaurants 6 workers aged 16 and 17 According to a June 23 news release by the US Department of Labor, regularly clean and use the Deli Meat Slicer, which is prohibited by federal child labor law.
Employers may allow two 15-year-old workers to work past 7 pm when the school is open, or may not be able to maintain proof of age records for employees under the age of 19. And so on, cited in several more child labor violations.
According to federal authorities, the Ministry of Labor’s Wages and Times Division has imposed a total civil penalty of $ 17,818 to resolve the breach.
Investigators also said they had recovered $ 422 in wages for workers whose overtime was not paid properly. The release said Deli did not pay workers the additional half-price required for employees who worked more than 40 hours a week.
McClatchy News has contacted Schlotzsky for comment and is waiting for a response.
“The Child Labor Act aims to ensure that young workers can safely obtain valuable work experience without compromising safety and education,” said Juan, regional manager of the Wages and Hours Division. Korea says. “Summer is approaching and restaurant employers are hiring more and more young workers, so we need to review the Child Labor Code and contact the Wages and Times Department if we have any questions.”
According to the US Department of Labor, Schlotzsky’s is a restaurant franchise founded in 1971 and currently has more than 320 restaurants in 24 states.