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WMass restaurant management group fined for child labor violations

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WEST SPRINGFIELD, MA (WSHM) -

A West Springfield-based restaurant management firm faces $50,000 in fines for violating child labor laws.

An investigation launched by Attorney General Martha Coakley's office found that MHC Services, which runs seven Burger King locations across Western Massachusetts, violated child labor laws several times in the course of two years. 

The investigation started after Coakley's office received a complaint in September 2011. An audit conducted by the attorney general's office found the restaurants kept minors after 10 p.m. on school nights and after midnight on weekends. They also found that some minors exceeded the maximum number of hours worked per day.

The attorney general's office says MHC has put new procedures in place to make sure they maintain compliance with state wage, hour and child labor laws.

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