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5 FL SKATING RINKS ILLEGALLY EMPLOYING MINORS LATER THAN ALLOWED, US DEPT. LABOR ASSESSES $26K


August 21, 2023


Employers: Astro Skating Center of Brandon LLC, operating Astro Skate Family Fun Center of Brandon


750 W. Robertson St., Brandon, FL 33511


Astro Skating Center of Ormond Beach LLC, operating Astro Skate Ormond Beach


250 US-1, Ormond Beach, FL 32174


CMC Realty Inc., operating Astro Skating Center Tarpon Springs


875 Cypress St., Tarpon Springs, FL 34689


Astro Skate Pinellas Park LLC, operating Astro Skate Family Fun Center of Pinellas Park 10001 66th St. N., Pinellas Park, FL 33782


Astro Skating Center of Bradenton LLC, operating Astro Skate of Bradenton


3611 3rd St. W., Bradenton, FL 34205


Investigation findings: U.S. Department of Labor investigators found the employers allowed 33 employees – 14- and 15-year-olds – to work outside of legally allowed hours, a violation of the child labor provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Specifically, the employer let the minors work past 7 p.m. while school was in session, past 9 p.m. between June 1 and Labor Day, more than three hours when school was in session, more than eight hours on non-school days and more than 18 hours during school weeks.


In addition, the employers failed to keep accurate records documenting the ages of the minor employees.


Civil money penalties assessed: $26,103 to address child labor violations.


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