After an analysis presented by federal investigators from the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor, it was determined that Owners and operators of six Sonic Drive-In restaurants in northwestern Nevada were required to pay more than $70,000 in fines after committing approximately 170 violations of the Child Labor Law.
Gene Ramos, the division’s district director, noted that “while learning new skills in the workforce is valuable as teens get older, federal law dictates how employers must protect children making sure their first jobs are secure and don’t interfere with their education or well-being,” he said.
In this sense, the report presented by the agency revealed that one of the owners of the restaurant chain had hired a 13-year-old boyminors under 16 years of age were found working more hours than allowed and even doing tasks and tasks that are dangerous.
Therefore, the owners of Sonic Drive-In; Taylor, Ian and Quinn Cain at restaurants in Reno, Sparks, Carson City, Fallon and Minden paid an estimated $71,182 in civil penalties.
Likewise, federal investigators assured that in the agreement with the owners were also required to pay their teenage employees $274 which would correspond to the extra hours that they had not received in their salaries.
Source: La Opinion