Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Massachusetts companies have been cited for thousands of child labor law violations

Sixteen-year-olds on the job for more than nine hours straight, and sometimes over 48 hours in a week. Minors operating forklifts and motor vehicles or handling alcoholic beverages.  Teenagers working late without adult supervision.

Those are some of the charges that have resulted in the state's levying child-labor fines to more than 100 Massachusetts companies.

According to a recent article on BostonGlobe.com employers have racked up 3,550 violations and about $314,000 in civil fines since 2007.  With summer fast approaching and thousands of teenagers
looking for summer jobs - more information on this subject can found on the Trial Court Law Libraries website under Law About Child Labor.