Posted: Aug 4, 2011 9:14 AM by Lauren Wilson & AP
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Federal labor regulators have assessed more than $25,000 in civil penalties against a Baton Rouge water and amusement park for violating child labor provisions.
The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division's office in Baton Rouge reviewed attendance and payroll records for hundreds of minors working at Blue Bayou Waterpark LLC and Dixie Landin' LLC, covering March 23, 2009 to March 22.
Labor officials said Wednesday that investigators found 49 minors, ages 14 and 15, were allowed to work more than eight hours per day in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act's child labor provisions. The amusement complexes were fined $25,294.
Officials say the company has agreed to provide time clocks or timesheets at all workstations and monitor and structure schedules that minimize the likelihood of future violations.