Blue Bayou fined for child labor violations
Blue Bayou Waterpark/Dixie Landin' has been assessed $25,295 in civil penalties by the U.S. Department of Labor after an investigation turned up violations of child labor laws. According to a press release from the Labor Department, an investigation of employment records at the amusement park from March 2009 to March of this year found that 49 children ages 14 and 15 were allowed to work more than eight hours a day. The Fair Labor Standards Act forbids 14- and 15-year-olds from working more than eight hours on a non-school day. Blue Bayou has agreed to comply with the FLSA, adjust employee schedules so that 14- and 15-year-olds are not likely to work more than eight hours a day, and ensure that managers monitor employee hours to guard against similar violations in the future.
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