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CVS fined for child labor, overtime and timecard violations

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CVS Caremark Corp. was fined $226,000 by the U.S. Labor Department for changing employee timecards and violating child labor laws.

The department found 43 violations at stores in seven states. The company allegedly allowed 78 underage workers in those states to do hazardous work with cardboard compactors and balers, and allowed seven 15-year-olds to work longer or later shifts than the law permits.

CVS also has agreed to pay more than $38,000 in back wages to 51 employees, in most cases because managers changed their timecards.

Carolyn Castel, a spokeswoman for Rhode Island-based CVS, said its workers had violated company policy. The company plans to train managers and minor employees to bring its practices in line with labor laws. 

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