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Virginia Jersey Mike’s franchisee pays $108K in penalties to resolve child labor infractions

Posted on AllSides March 18th, 2024
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The U.S. Department of Labor found that four Northern Virginia Jersey Mike’s franchise locations allowed employees under the age of 16 to perform dangerous tasks and work longer than permitted in violation of federal child labor regulations. The department’s wage and hour division determined that JM Burke LLC, the Charleston, S.C.-based operator, violated the Fair Labor Standards Act at locations in Ashburn, South Riding, Springfield and Sterling by allowing 14 minor-aged children to operate power-driven meat slicers, a hazardous occupation under federal law. The division also found JM Burke employed...

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