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McDonald's faces fine for Shabbat violations

Owner of fast food chain's franchise in Israel ordered to pay NIS 30,000 for illegally having youth work on day of rest

Alionel Ltd., owner of the McDonald's franchise in Israel, was fined NIS 30,000 (about $8,000) for illegally having a youth work during Shabbat, the Tel Aviv Labor Court announced Thursday.


This would not be the first time that the franchise has committed the offense. In 2003, the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor filed a complaint against Alionel after finding out that a McDonald's chain owned by the company employed a Jewish youth on a Saturday.


Under the Youth Employment Law, it is forbidden to have Jewish youth employees during Sabbath.


If Alionel repeats the offense in the next three years, it would be subjected to a fine worth NIS 52,000 ($13,922).


Reprinted with permission from Shalom Life


פרסום ראשון: 03.21.10, 09:01
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