East Coast Ski Operator Fined Over Child Labor Law Violations

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Cranmore Mountain Resort. Credit: Alpine Zone

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, the U.S. Labor Department said Thursday.

Investigators with the department’s Wage and Hour Division 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.

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