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Chipotle issued fine for child labor violations

Chipotle issued fine for child labor violations

WHECTV
Created: January 28, 2020 03:32 PM

(NBCNC) — Chipotle was hit with a $1.3 million fine for more than 13,000 child labor violations.

The violations took place at 50 stores in Massachusetts according to the state's attorney general.

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The child labor penalty is the largest ever issued by the state.

The Attorney General says the Mexican restaurant chain had employees under the age of 18 working past midnight and for more than 48 hours a week.

Teenagers told investigators their hours were so long that it was preventing them from keeping up with their schoolwork.

The company also regularly hired minors without work permits.

The full settlement total will be closer to $2 million, including penalties for earned sick time violations.


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