Monday, June 20, 2005

Wal-Mart Labor Law Violations

In Connecticut, Wal-Mart has broken even more child labor laws:

HARTFORD, June 17 - A state investigation found 11 violations of child labor laws at three Wal-Mart stores in Connecticut, including instances of teenagers illegally operating heavy machinery and working late into the evening, state officials said on Friday.
Considering the numerous violations and the recidivistic nature of the offense lawmakes aren’t too happy about the rather paltry fine:

In the federal investigation, the stores were given advance notice of the investigation, and the Wal-Mart corporation was ordered to pay $135,540 in fines, angering lawmakers and children's advocacy groups, who said the penalty was too small.