The Fairbank Group, owner of the Hancock, Mass. property, has paid penalties totaling $21,582 for employing 44 minors, ages 14 or 15, outside of the hourly restrictions for that age group. Besides the fine, supervisors will now be trained on child labor requirements.
The Fairbank Group LLC, owner of Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort in Hancock, Mass., has paid a $21,582 penalty over violations of the child labor requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, reported The Republican of Springfield, Mass.
The Labor Department said the company employed 44 minors, ages 14 or 15, outside of the hourly restrictions for that age group, reported The Republican. Some of the youths worked more than eight hours on non-school days, past 7 p.m. during the school year, or more than three hours on school days, while some worked more than 18 hours during a school week. All of those practices exceeded what the law allows, the Labor Department said in a press release.
The Fairbank Group also owns Cranmore Mountain Resort in North Conway, N.H., and Bromley Mountain Ski Resort in Peru, Vt., reported The Republican. Besides the fine, all three resorts will now train supervisors and instruct minors on child labor requirements, use time-clock software to ensure minors’ work hours stay within the limits prescribed by the law, and help supervisors better identify minors by providing them with special nametags or uniform labels, according to the Labor Department release.
The Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division’s Northern New England District Office in Manchester, N.H., and its Boston District Office conducted the investigation, reported The Republican.
“This agreement demonstrates the Fairbank Group’s commitment to provide a safe and healthy on-the-job experience for the hundreds of young workers employed at its resorts,” said Daniel Cronin, Director of the Wage and Hour Division’s Northern New England District, reported The Republican.