Chik-Fil-A Hendersonville, N.C.

Chik-Fil-A Violates Wage and Child Labor Laws

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Henderson, North Carolina officials say a Chick-fil-A franchisee in North Carolina was fined by after the United States Department of Labor investigators found multiple violations in April that Good Name 22:1, LLC, the Chik-fil-A franchise owner, including violating child labor laws and forcing employees that direct traffic to work for meal vouchers instead of lawfully owed wages, a violation of the minimum wage provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Officials also stated that this Chik-fil-A location violated child labor laws by allowing workers under the age of 18 to operate, load, or unload a trash compactor. Child labor laws are in place to prevent child explotation in the workplace and protect them from jobs that can cause them injury. All of these violations violate federal all. The fines totaled $6,450 for the child labor violations and a payback of $235 to 7 employees for the back wages owed to them for directing the traffic of those seeking to consume the “Lord’s Chicken.”

     The same Chick-fil-A location also faced public scrutiny in July after posting a “volunteer-based opportunity” for drive-thru workers to be paid with food instead of wages. The position was supposed to be compensated with five entrees per 1-hour shift. After the public outcry, the Chik-fil-A location ended promptly ended the program.

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