Tampa Chick-Fil-A franchisee pays more than $12K penalty after allowing teens, aged 14 and 15, to work outside permitted hours
Employer: Brito Enterprises of Tampa Inc.
Operating as Chick-Fil-A Tampa Stadium
2551 North Dale Mabry Hwy
Tampa, FL 33607
Investigation findings: U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division investigators found Brito Enterprises of Tampa – operating as Chick-Fil-A Tampa Stadium – allowed 17 workers, ages 14- and 15-years-old, to work past 7 p.m. or more than 3 hours during a school day between Labor Day and June 1, in violation of the child labor provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Civil money penalties assessed: $12,478 to address the child labor violations.
Quote: “Employers must familiarize themselves with the working conditions that come with hiring minor employees. While gaining meaningful work experience is a good thing, it should not interfere with a child’s educational opportunities,” said Wage and Hour Division District Director Nicolas Ratmiroff in Tampa, Florida. “We encourage employers to access our Youthrules.gov website or contact the Wage and Hour Division to learn how to keep these young workers safe on the job.”
Background: Employers can contact the Wage and Hour Division at its toll-free number, 1-866-4-US-WAGE.
Learn more about the Wage and Hour Division, including information about protections for young workers, on the department’s YouthRules! website. Workers can call the Wage and Hour Division confidentially with questions – regardless of their immigration status – and the department can speak with callers in more than 200 languages.