Myrtle Beach, S. C. – Ben & Jerry’s is under investigation for failing to pay overtime at six locations.
U.S. Dept. of Labor found a total of $16,250 in back wages to the Myrtle Beach Ben & Jerry’s franchise.
The company that runs the franchise in Myrtle Beach, The Bryers of MB Inc. and Rowland Dairies Inc., paid all the workers straight-time including their overtime hours.
According to the Fair Labor Standards Act, every employee must be paid overtime hours if the working hours exceed 40 in a workweek.
The company is also under investigation for child labor violations.
The employer reportedly allowed two 12-year-olds to operate snow-cone stands, which is a violation of federal law that governs minimum ages for non-agricultural work.
The company has to pay more than $5,000 for violating the child labor law.
The company haven’t responded yet.