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Sunday, May 19, 2024

Four minors as young as 16 were allegedly discovered working overnight at an Alabama slaughterhouse owned by the same firm that was found directly responsible for the death of a 16-year-old Mississippi worker last summer, the U.S. Labor Department said in federal court filings.



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... The company, Mar-Jac Poultry, has denied that it knowingly hired minors for its Jasper, Alabama, facility, saying the workers had verified IDs that gave ages older than 17, and has also argued that some of the workers were performing jobs that are not prohibited by federal regulations.

The Labor Department is seeking a temporary restraining order against Mar-Jac as part of the ongoing legal dispute. Agency officials declined to comment, citing their investigation.

The Labor Department has said that most slaughterhouse work is too dangerous for minors and is prohibited by federal regulations. Under the Biden administration, the department has taken action against companies for employing minors to clean, use or work near dangerous machinery. A chicken trade group to which Mar-Jac belongs says it has "zero tolerance" for employing minors, and a major meat industry trade group also stated recently that no minors should be working in slaughterhouses. ...

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2024-05-18 05:51 PM | Reply

Get 'em back to diggin' coal where they belong!

#2 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2024-05-18 08:30 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Just keepin' 'em outta trouble...

#3 | Posted by Angrydad at 2024-05-19 11:24 AM | Reply

Them damned Libruls anf their crazy child labor laws just want you to pay more for food cuz kids work cheap!

#4 | Posted by danni at 2024-05-19 01:22 PM | Reply

Only teens who work first shift and maintain an A average in school are eligible for minimum wage. All others are paid for piece work ...
-Kay Ivey

#5 | Posted by catdog at 2024-05-19 03:06 PM | Reply

@#4 ... Them damned Libruls anf their crazy child labor laws just want you to pay more for food cuz kids work cheap! ...

Yeah, it seems to be all about inflation...


#6 | Posted by LampLighter at 2024-05-19 10:23 PM | Reply

Parts is parts.

#7 | Posted by Dbt2 at 2024-05-20 12:05 AM | Reply

The managers and owners NEED serious jail time for these violations.

Until then, the fines are just a cost of doing business.

#8 | Posted by Nixon at 2024-05-20 08:13 AM | Reply

Righties won't care as long as it keeps their costs down.

#9 | Posted by jpw at 2024-05-20 04:07 PM | Reply

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