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 majority of these ...

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