SMITH'S FINED FOR LABOR VIOLATIONS

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The U.S. Labor Department has fined Smith's Food and Drug Centers $650,000 for violating federal laws governing the hours 14 and 15-year-olds can work and prohibiting workers under 18 from operating paper-balers.minors operating paper-balersSmith's president and chief executive officer Abel Porter acknowledged the violations occurred, but blamed the infractions on "not effectively

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The U.S. Labor Department has fined Smith's Food and Drug Centers $650,000 for violating federal laws governing the hours 14 and 15-year-olds can work and prohibiting workers under 18 from operating paper-balers.

minors operating paper-balers

Smith's president and chief executive officer Abel Porter acknowledged the violations occurred, but blamed the infractions on "not effectively monitoring" the "enthusiastic work ethic" of the youths.

"The maj

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