チックフィレイのロケ地が「ボランティア」を閉鎖’ 報酬の代わりに食事を提供するプログラム

Chick-fil-A Location Shuts Down 'Volunteer' Program That Offered Meals Instead of Pay

A Chick-fil-A store in Henderson, ノースカロライナ州, is coming under fire for trying to pay their “ボランティア” with chicken instead of money.

In a Facebook post that has since been deleted, the location advertised for people to work in the new drive-thru, offering to pay them five free entree meals for every shift they worked, あたり ワシントンポスト.

We are looking for volunteers for our new Drive Thru Express!” the store reportedly wrote. “得る 5 free entrees per shift (1 hr) worked. Message us for details.

A representative for the chain confirmed to PEOPLE that the store has since ended the program.

Most restaurants are individually owned and operated, and it was a program at an individually owned restaurant,” a Chick-fil-A spokesperson Business Insiderに語った 声明の中で. They added that the program was not endorsed by Chick-fil-A, 株式会社.

By offering this alternate form of payment, the store has been accused of ignoring the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), どれの ワシントンポスト states is the federal law that ensures employees are compensated for every hour worked.

The location asserted that it was avolunteer-based opportunity,” not a full-time or part-time job, and was advertised to people who mightthink it’s a good fit for them.

アウトレットによると, the store wrote a separate Facebook post in response to the online backlash: “We’ve had multiple people sign up and enjoy doing and have done it multiple times. People who sign up for this chose it voluntarily.



Jennifer Haigwood, director of communications for the North Carolina Department of Labor, 言った ワシントンポスト in regards to the situation that the FLSA’s requirements private for-profit employersare clear that there cannot be an employee who provides ‘volunteerwork for that for-profit employer.

“一般的, labeling a worker as a ‘volunteerwill not remove the employer from its FLSA obligation to pay the required wages if that individual performs work that benefits the for-profit entity,” Haigwood said.

The Hendersonville store followed-up on the backlash in another social media post by saying that the payment idea was for customers of the locationto earn free food to simply traffic direct other guests.

Usually a win-win for us and the volunteer who gets free Chick-fil-A!” the store wrote, によると VICE News. “そのように, our team can focus on serving the guests in what we do best.

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“結果として, there’s an expression of desire from the community to be more a part of what that brand is doing,” said store manager Ryan, who refused to give his full name to VICE. “We get people all the time that want to be a part of what we’re doing. This is designed to be an opportunity for that.