You can now read 5 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

Mass. AG Martha Coakley fines Burger King franchisee for child labor violations

MHC Services LLC, a West Springfield-based company that operates seven franchised Burger King restaurants in Western Massachusetts, has been fined $50,000 for multiple violations of Massachusetts Child Labor Laws, the office of state Attorney General Martha Coakley said Friday.

According to Coakley’s office, minors allegedly worked more hours and later than the state’s labor laws allow.

Continue reading below

“MHC fully cooperated with the attorney general’s investigation,” Coakley’s office said in a press release. “As part of the resolution, MHC has enacted several procedures to ensure future compliance with the Massachusetts wage and hour and child labor laws. MCH also agreed to pay $50,000 in penalties to the Commonwealth.”

Coakley’s office said it received a complaint in September 2011 about allegations of child labor violations at one of the company’s seven Burger Kings. A subsequent audit discovered that there were many occasions when minors employed by MHC worked later than 10 p.m. on school nights and after midnight on weekends, Coakley’s office said.

Chris Reidy can be reached at reidy@globe.com.
Loading comments...
Subscriber Log In

You have reached the limit of 5 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Already a subscriber?
Your city. Your stories. Your Globe.
Yours FREE for two weeks.
Enjoy free unlimited access to Globe.com for the next two weeks.
Limited time only - No credit card required!
BostonGlobe.com complimentary digital access has been provided to you, without a subscription, for free starting today and ending in 14 days. After the free trial period, your free BostonGlobe.com digital access will stop immediately unless you sign up for BostonGlobe.com digital subscription. Current print and digital subscribers are not eligible for the free trial.
Thanks & Welcome to Globe.com
You now have unlimited access for the next two weeks.
BostonGlobe.com complimentary digital access has been provided to you, without a subscription, for free starting today and ending in 14 days. After the free trial period, your free BostonGlobe.com digital access will stop immediately unless you sign up for BostonGlobe.com digital subscription. Current print and digital subscribers are not eligible for the free trial.