Thursday, May 14, 2015
FLDS Church and Others Fined $1.96 Million In Wage and Hour Case
The Salt Lake Tribune reported yesterday that the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division has fined the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, its operating head Lyle Jeffs, the affiliated Paragon Contractors Corp. and its officers Brian Jessop and Dale Barlow for violating the wage and hour laws in using FLDS school children and their parents to work a pecan ranch harvest. The church received the amounts paid to Paragon. (See prior related posting.) The Department of Labor imposed a $1.96 million in civil penalties jointly against the respondents.