HR In Aggregate: January 4th, 2023

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Hey Compliance Warriors!


Do you employ minors? If so, check out some of the DOL’s recent actions regarding employers who are not following child labor laws.

Arby’s franchisee allows teens to work outside of federally allowed limits at 9 South Carolina locations, federal investigation finds

What began as a child labor investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor at one Arby’s restaurant location in Laurens, expanded to include other restaurants operated by the same business operator who was found to be allowing 65 minor-aged employees to work outside of federally allowed work hours.

US Department of Labor finds 11 Crumbl Cookies’ franchisees violated child labor regulations in 6 states, affecting 46 minor-aged workers

A federal investigation into child labor violations by franchisees of a Lindon, Utah-based franchise network of a fast-growing national chain of cookie bakeries found 11 operators in six states allowed young employees – many 14 and 15 years of age – to work more than the law permits or in hazardous or prohibited occupations.


South Florida frozen custard franchisee pays more than $15K penalty after allowing 14- and 15-year-olds to work outside legally permitted hours.  Employer:  Ice Custard Hialeah LLC – operating as Rita’s Italian Ice



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