When the Castle Rock Supper Club in Hawley was accused of illegally employing teenagers, the owners tried to persuade state regulators that it was OK because their establishment is “not a drinking man’s bar” but “more of a family restaurant.” The regulators were unmoved, fining the restaurant for hiring four girls—two 16-year-olds and two 17-year-olds—as servers.
State law prohibits employers from hiring anyone under age 18 to serve alcohol. The club was also fined for failing to check employees’ ages.
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