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McDonald's franchisee fined $57K after investigation over child labor violations
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A McDonald’s franchisee in the Pittsburgh area was ordered to pay a hefty fine for alleged child labor violations at over a dozen locations, the Department of Labor (DOL) said Monday.
The $57,300 fine stemmed from an investigation the DOL said found Santonastasso Enterprises LLC violated the Fair Labor Standards Act with respect to rules on hours minors are legally permitted to work.
One violation by the McDonald's franchisee allegedly involved a worker younger than 16 being "allowed to operate a deep fryer, which was not equipped with a device to automatically lower and raise the baskets," according to the DOL.