CA: Chuck E. Cheese’s fined … for child-labor violations

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December 14, 2011
The Raw Story    
Posted in News, PND News

"Nine Chuck E. Cheese’s restaurants -- known for their motto 'where a kid can be a kid' -- have been fined by the U.S. Department of Labor for allowing young workers to operate dangerous equipment, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Nine Bay Area branches were fined a total of $28,000 for violating federal child labor laws. The restaurants allowed minors to operate trash compactors and run dough-mixing machines, a breach of the Fair Labor Standards Act." [editor's note: Mind you, these "children" are in their late teens, in order to be allowed to work there at all; sounds more about union work-rules than protecting kids! - SAT] (12/13/11)  

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