The Goodman Road Kroger in Southaven allowed minors to engage in hazardous work and to exceed the hours set for minors by federal child labor standards, according to the Department of Labor.

Kroger has been assessed a $13,673 civil penalty after the Southaven store allowed minors to engage in hazardous work and to exceed the hours set for minors by federal child labor standards, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. 

The U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division investigators found the Kroger at 3095 Goodman Road in Southaven allowed three minor-aged workers, 16- and 17-year-olds, to load a trash compactor with the keys in the machine to allow operation, according to a Department of Labor news release. Kroger also allowed a 15-year-old employee to work more than three hours on a school day and more than 18 hours during a school week, the news release stated.

Both these incidents are violations of the federal child labor standards.



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