CVS to pay $226,598 for labor law violations
CVS Pharmacy Inc., a division of Woonsocket, R.I.-based CVS Caremark Corp., has agreed to pay $226,598 in penalties following an investigation by the US Department of Labor, which cited violations of wage and youth labor laws, the department said today.
Of 63 Northeastern locations investigated, the department said, 43 stores were found to have violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
The department said 78 minors had been exposed to hazardous working conditions, including loading and operation of cardboard compacters and bailers.
Seven minors were in violation of time standards, and 51 employees were owed back wages — mostly due to improper editing of time cards by store managers, the department said.