BOSTON (WHDH) – The owner of 10 Dunkin ‘restaurants in Massachusetts will pay $ 120,000 to solve thousands of child labor violations, Attorney General Maura Healey announced Friday.
Govostes Management Group and owner Francine Weiner-Govostes received five subpoenas for violating child labor laws at four facilities, Healey’s office said in a press release.
Alleged violations include minors who worked earlier or later than permitted by law, minors who worked longer than the maximum permitted working time in one day, failure to obtain a work permit for minors, minors who worked unsupervised after 8:00 p.m. , and minors who are not given a meal break after working more than six hours.
“Companies that employ young workers have a responsibility to protect them by complying with child labor laws,” Healey said. “This deal will help young people stay safe while they gain valuable work experience.”
Govostes has since changed its practices to comply with child labor laws, including adjusting its scheduling system to accommodate underage employees and retraining all managers, Healey’s office noted.
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