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Jon & Kate – Under Investigation for Child Labor Complaint

Who would have tought that a single family of 10 could spark such controversy.  People keep saying they are going to boycott TLC’s Cash Cow, however the new season premiere received top ratings when it aired on The 25th.  There is even a website where you can go and sign up to boycott the show. 

As if they don’t don’t get themselves in enough trouble, now someone has made a complaint accusing the frugal family of passable child labor violations…

According to People magazine, the Pennsylvania department of labor is now investigating whether the hit TLC reality show Jon and Kate Plus 8 is complying with the state’s child labor laws, a spokesman tells PEOPLE. ”

I can confirm that our bureau of labor law compliance is conducting an investigation as they do whenever they receive a charge,” said Christopher Manlove, a spokesman for the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry. Manlove would not say who filed the complaint, when it was filed or what the exact allegations are. “Because the case is ongoing I can’t discuss the content of the investigation,” he said. In response to the investigation, TLC released a statement Friday saying, “TLC fully complies with all applicable laws and regulations. Jon and Kate + 8 is no exception.

For an extended period of time, we have been engaged in cooperative discussions and supplied all requested information to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor. We will continue to engage the appropriate officials and meet any standards or regulations that are applicable to TLC productions.” The hit show follows the daily lives of Jon, Kate and their eight children.

What is going to be next?

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May 30, 2009 Posted by | Celebrity Gossip, Jon & Kate Plus 8 | , , , , , | 4 Comments