Dunkin’ Donuts franchises have been cited several times over the years for violations of labor laws. If you run a business that hires hourly shift workers or minors, pay particular attention so that you don’t run afoul of these laws yourself.
Here’s a summary of the violations:
- Wage theft in 2016: for changing employees’ time cards in order to avoid paying them overtime
- Child labor laws: having minors working more hours than allowed by state law or not having work permits for a minor ($120,000 in penalties for 10 Massachusetts franchisees)
- Scheduling: failure to give employees their schedule two weeks in advance, adding hours to employees’ shifts without written consent, scheduling employees to work back-to-back shifts with less than 11 hours between, failure to comply with sick leave policies, and failure to compensate employees for last-minute schedule changes ($260,000 in restitution and civil penalties charged to a location on Staten Island)