BOSTON (CBS) – Two owners of Dunkin’ Donuts franchises have been fined for violating child labor laws in Massachusetts.

44-year-old Timothy Cloe of Dartmouth, and his business partner, 46-year-old Sebastian Agapite of Canton, and their five franchise locations in Dartmouth, Fall River, Westport and Fairhaven, have been fined nearly $6,000, Attorney General Martha Coakley’s office announced Monday.

Coakley said her office launched the investigation after receiving complaints back in 2008.

According to an audit of the company’s records, the franchises employed minors without work permits.

“Minors were also working before the earliest permissible hour and after the latest permissible hour and more than the maximum number of daily work hours allowed under the Child Labor Laws,” Coakley’s office said in a statement.

It’s illegal for minors to work after 8 p.m. without adult supervision.

Comments (4)
  1. web says:

    Complaints back in 2008? How long does it take to perform a reasonable audit?

  2. Wot New says:

    lol, $6,000 is pocket change to them! Wonder what fat cat politicians pocket that fine will end up lining.

  3. Tyler says:

    Seriously? Since 2008 and fined not even $6000? They own five chains! That’s nothing to them. For how much they made off of those kids compared to the fine it would’ve definitely been worth it.

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