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A Washington Post study found that some franchise locations are hiring teenagers to illegally work more than three hours on school nights, work late, and even operate dangerous equipment like deep-fat fryers. The...
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Fast Food Franchises Put Kids in the Kitchen

Why are so many kids working illegally in the USA?
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And speaking of sketchy stuff happening in the business world,
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a new study is showing that,
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fast food franchises are actually,
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you know,
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there's a rise in child abuse,
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hiring kids as early as 13 overwork them kids that are still
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in high school again,
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they, they're allowed to work but the hours and the stuff
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they're making them do on the clock are a big,
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no, no. But like why is it happening?
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I mean, a lot of it's just the franchise themselves,
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not corporate, but the franchise again individually and operated up,
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you know, locations of big brands are again violating the child
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labor laws. Yeah,
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they're hiring the teens to work illegally again,
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more than three hours on school nights,
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work late and just do tasks that are specifically not for.
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They're not allowed to legally fast food companies.
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Again, the franchise are the worst culprits with having some of
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the highest violation rates.
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It's so bad that even the Biden administration announced a crackdown on
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child labor last year.
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They see that the rise of immigration from,
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of Children from Latin America,
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arriving without their parents,
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the employee employers are trying to,
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you know,
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get this out of,
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can we not? Thank you.
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So, yeah, I mean,
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again, they're just finding any way they can to bend the
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rules and get around all the regulations.
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So something's gotta be done.
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Oh, and actually while I thought this was trying to get
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you know, under control,
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apparently some states are actually letting kids as early as 12 ask
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for a permit to work at these again,
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establishments, businesses and go into the work force.
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Yeah. So, as early as 12,
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dang, that's crazy.
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I mean, I started working at like 16,
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at 16. What,
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what was your first job at Carniceria?
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Ironically, what, so what did you do at the Carniceria
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I was a cashier.
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Yeah, I was a cashier but I don't know,
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I can't imagine working at like 12.
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Like I was just being a kid,
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you know, hopefully Congress is doing its thing to get solved
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Resolved.