Spring Hill, FL asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Florida

Q: For a minor working in the fast food business, Will he or she get fined $500 for working 35 minutes after their shift?

Like they were working on prepping for the day (during the corona virus outbreak) and their manager said there will be a $500 fine. Is this correct?

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Kevin Sanderson
Kevin Sanderson
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  • Employment Law Lawyer
  • Sarasota , FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: I've never heard of such a thing.

Bruce Alexander Minnick agrees with this answer

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Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
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  • Employment Law Lawyer
  • Tallahassee, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: No, but the manager can terminate anyone at any time, so pay attention.

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Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
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  • Employment Law Lawyer
  • Hollywood, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: I wonder if there was a miscommunication about the fine. Under child labor laws, the BUSINESS may be fined for a violation, including forcing the minor to work overtime under certain circumstances. Perhaps the boss was talking about that, or perhaps he/she was threatening to pass along any fine to the employee (which would be illegal). Check out this child labor laws poster: https://wmich.edu/sites/default/files/attachments/u910/2017/hr-poster-fl-child-labor-2016.pdf

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