Hy-Vee, Fareway Among Stores Fined for Child Labor Laws Violations
The U.S. Department of Labor has fined Hy-Vee, Fareway and other grocery stores in Iowa and Nebraska nearly $130,000 for violating child labor laws. The department says the violations included allowing workers under 18 to perform hazardous jobs that are prohibited. That included operating power-driven paper balers, meat slicers, and motor vehicles. No underage workers were injured. The Labor Department report says Hy-Vee was fined $68,200 for 27 violations at seven stores, while Fareway was fined $20,000 for 13 violations at eight stores. The violations would have happened since October 2011.