Two 10-year-olds working at McDonald’s

Two 10-year-old boys were caught working at a McDonald’s, sometimes until 2am. The news comes from an investigation into child labor law violations. This was reported in a press release by the United States Department of Labor. The shop in question is located in Louisville, Kentucky. But that’s not all: The federal agency found three franchises in Kentucky, Indiana, Maryland, and Ohio that own more than 60 McDonald’s locations and “employ 305 children to work overtime and perform tasks prohibited by law to young workers.” . reads the expression.

Company defends itself: “Unacceptable news”

“Division of Wages and Hours investigators found two 10-year-old workers at the Louisville McDonald’s restaurant in violation of multiple federal labor laws committed by three Kentucky McDonald’s franchise operators,” the state Department of Health said in a statement. “Researchers also determined that two 10-year-olds were employed – but for free – and sometimes worked until 2 a.m.”

Tiffanie Boyd, senior vice president and human resources officer at McDonald’s Uda, cnn“This news is unacceptable, extremely disturbing and against our high expectations regarding the entire McDonald’s brand. We are committed to ensuring that our franchisees have the resources they need to ensure safe workplaces for all employees and maintain compliance with all labor laws.”

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