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US labor inspectors find two 10-year-old boys working at McDonald’s until 2am

Two 10-year-old boys have been found working at a McDonald’s restaurant in Louisville, Kentucky, since US Department of Labor. Sometimes the kids would take turns doing it It’s two o’clock in the morning Even without receiving overtime. The news is part of a wider investigation concerning violations of child labor laws by labor inspectors in the southeastern United States. The agency also found that three companies that own more than 60 franchised McDonald’s locations, in Kentucky, Indiana, Maryland and Ohio, employed 305 minors who worked longer hours than required by law for youth. The three companies will have to pay a total fine of $212,000

Tiffany Boyd Vice President and Personnel Director of McDonald’s USA, L CNN “These cases are unacceptable, deeply concerning, and contrary to the McDonald’s Brand Principles. We are committed to ensuring that our franchisees have the resources they need to make their workplaces safe and compliant with labor laws.” The accused company defended itself by saying that the two children were the children of one of the store’s night managers and that their work had not been reported to management. “Too often, employers fail to comply with child labor laws that protect young people,” she said. Karen Garnett CivilsWork area manager. “Under no circumstances should a 10-year-old working in a fast food kitchen be around hot plates, ovens, and deep fryers.”