Target Corporation has paid the U.S. Department of Labor $92,400 in penalties to
resolve charges that the retailer exposed young workers to hazardous machinery,
in violation of federal child labor standards. The violations occurred at
several New York stores and one in New Jersey. In connection with the
resolution, Target also provided the DOL with a plan for how it will ensure full
compliance with youth employment regulations in the future.
The penalties grew out of an investigation by the DOL’s Wage and Hour
Division, which found that 29 minors were operating either power-driven hoisting
apparatus or power-driven scrap paper balers, or in some cases, both. Under the
DOL’s child labor regulations, workers under age 18 are prohibited from
operating such hazardous equipment.
The HR Management & Compliance Report: How To Comply with California Wage & Hour Law, explains everything you need to know to stay in compliance with the state’s complex and ever-changing rules, laws, and regulations in this area. Coverage on bonuses, meal and rest breaks, overtime, alternative workweeks, final paychecks, and more.
Minors: What You Need to Know, California Employer Advisor June 2005