Child labor violations and back wages payment, Ben & Jerry’s in Myrtle Beach

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.

Alex Tuhell

Co-founder and publisher

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