Wal-Mart settles child labor cases

[JURIST] The US Department of Labor [official website] announced Saturday that retail giant Wal-Mart will pay $135,540 to settle 24 federal child labor law violations. The charges involve teenage workers who used hazardous equipment while working at Wal-Mart stores in Arkansas, Connecticut and New Hampshire. With few exceptions, current federal law [DOL backgrounder] prohibits any person under the age of 18 to operate hazardous machinery. As part of the settlement, Wal-Mart has agreed to train managers to make sure further violations do not occur. AP has more.



 

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