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Apr. 3, 2024

US Labor Department sues LA poultry processing facilities over child workers

The agency said that the La Puente facility directed minors to use sharp knives, to work longer hours than permissible, and to be in areas they were not legally allowed to be in, such as meat coolers.

The U.S. Department of Labor went after more Los Angeles poultry processing facilities for alleged child labor violations after other poultry plants in the area agreed to pay the agency $3.8 million to settle similar accusations late last year.

While executing a civil search warrant two weeks ago, Labor Department investigators said they found children using sharp knives to debone raw poultry, agency attorney Nisha Parekh wrote in the com...

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