New England Ski Resort to Pay $21,500 for Child Labor Law Violations

The Fairbank Group LLC is accused of employing 44 teens outside of the hour restrictions set for minors

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A company that runs ski resorts in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts has agreed to resolve child labor law violations and pay a penalty of over $21,500.

U.S. Labor Department investigators say the resorts are Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort in Hancock, Massachusetts; Cranmore Mountain Resort in North Conway, New Hampshire; and Bromley Mountain Ski Resort in Peru, Vermont.

Investigators say their owner, The Fairbank Group LLC, employed 44 minors, ages 14 or 15, outside of the hour restrictions for that age group. Some youths worked more than eight hours on non-school days, past 7 p.m. during the school year, or more than three hours on school days. Others worked more than 18 hours during a school week.

The resorts will train supervisors and better monitor minors' work hours.

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