The owner of a Domino’s Pizza in Greenville and half a dozen other shops has been fined $344,000 for violating the Pennsylvania Child Labor Act.

According to a media release from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, NWPA Pizza, which operates the Domino's at 318 Main Street in Greenville as well as six other locations across Erie and Crawford counties, was cited for 715 violations of the labor act that began in 2021, including failure to provide more than 16 child employees with breaks as required by law.

Following an employee complaint filed with the department, the bureau opened an investigation into all the Domino's locations in Pennsylvania operated by NWPA Pizza Inc.

During the investigation, the following violations were identified:

375 violations of failure to provide breaks - the business did not provide breaks on or before the 5th hour of work - involving 13 children.

16 violations of not securing a work permit - the business employed a child who did not have appropriate work papers for children hired to fill a position - involving 16 children.

29 violations of failure to announce employment or employment change to a school district - the business failed to notify a child's respective school within five days of being hired or failed to notify the respective school within five days of termination or resignation- involving 16 children.

Three violations of no parent authorization - the business employed a child under the age of 16 without parental authorization - involving three children.

154 violations of excessive hours worked - the business violated the number of hours a child can work a day or week - involving seven children.

138 violations of employment before or after legal hours - the business scheduled a minor aged 14-15 outside legal working hours of 7 A.M.-7 P.M. during the school year - involving seven children.

The remaining six locations include:

  • 220 Willow Street, Meadville
  • 3303 Buffalo Road, Erie
  • 5158 Peach Street, Erie
  • 1101 Peninsula Drive, Suite 214, Erie
  • 51 West 14th Street, Erie
  • 7470 West Ridge Road, Fairview

As part of the settlement agreement, NWPA Pizza Inc. management teams at all their Domino's locations are required to undergo training provided by BLLC on how to adhere to the Pennsylvania Child Labor Act.