Pittsburgh McDonald's franchisees fined $57,000 for 'exploiting' children in 13 ... trends now

Pittsburgh McDonald's franchisees fined $57,000 for 'exploiting' children in 13 ... trends now
Pittsburgh McDonald's franchisees fined $57,000 for 'exploiting' children in 13 ... trends now

Pittsburgh McDonald's franchisees fined $57,000 for 'exploiting' children in 13 ... trends now

Not lovin' it! Wealthy husband and wife McDonald's franchisees are fined $57,000 for overworking 101 children as young as FOURTEEN in their Pittsburgh restaurants Children were allowed to work more than three hours a day on school days  Young teens worked later than 9pm in the summer, against strict labor laws One employee under the age of 16 illegally and unsafely operated a deep fryer  

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A husband and wife who own 13 McDonald's franchises in and around Pittsburgh have been fined $57,332 for 'exploiting' 101 children as young as 14 across every one of their restaurants. 

John and Kathleen Santonastasso, the owners of Santonastasso Enterprises LLC, violated strict labor laws put in place to protect young teens.

They were found to have allowed 14 and 15-year-olds to work more than three hours and after 7pm on school days, and later than 9pm during the summer. 

They also employed children for more than eight hours a day on weekends and more than 18 hours a week during school weeks. 

John and Kathleen Santonastasso boasted on Facebook that they operate a 'fun' environment

John and Kathleen Santonastasso boasted on Facebook that they operate a 'fun' environment

The couple's luxurious $800,000, four-bed, three-bath mansion in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania

The couple's luxurious $800,000, four-bed, three-bath mansion in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania

Even more worrying, one employee under the age of 16 was allowed to illegally operate a deep fryer. The law states that the fryer must be fitted with a special device to automatically lower and raise the baskets before young employees can safely operate it.

Last year, John and Kathleen Santonastasso boasted in a now-deleted Facebook video that they ran a 'people first' company that offered a 'fun' environment, flexibility and the opportunity to earn money for college. 

Meanwhile, as they were

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