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Resource ID: #18954
Subject: Children
Source: KWCH-TV (Wichita, KS)
Date: 2001-09-06



A KWCH-TV investigation shows how teenagers are being hired to sell perfumes on the street without ever getting paid. The employer, MPR Enterprises, takes the children out of state, makes them work 12 hours a day. The employees pay for their hotel rooms and have to rely on their commissions to buy food. Often they go hungry if they did not sell enough during the day. Labor experts say this practice sounds illegal but there are no laws regulating outdoor sales, KWCH reports. After the investigation aired, the company still continued to hire in Wichita.

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