STORES CALL MINOR RULES MAJOR PAIN

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Supermarkets may employ fewer youths under the age of 18 if the Labor Department doesn't ease up on its rules governing minors in the workplace, several retailers told agency officials at a National Grocers Association conference here."Why should we hire someone under 18?" Joseph McAndrew of Columbian Foods, Boardman, Ohio, asked of Maria Echaveste, the department's wage-and-hour

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Supermarkets may employ fewer youths under the age of 18 if the Labor Department doesn't ease up on its rules governing minors in the workplace, several retailers told agency officials at a National Grocers Association conference here.

"Why should we hire someone under 18?" Joseph McAndrew of Columbian Foods, Boardman, Ohio, asked of Maria Echaveste, the department's wage-and-hour administrator. "We have no reason whatsoever to hire a young person. There's not a jo

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