The Pennsylvania Department of Labor confirmed Friday that an investigation is being conducted to determine if the show “Jon & Kate Plus 8” on TLC is violating child labor laws.
"We're not saying that they are not complying with child labor laws. We're investigating a complaint," Troy Thompson of the Pennsylvania Department of Labor told Us. "We're not saying that there was or was not a violation, just that we're conducting an investigation."
The reality show reportedly earns Jon and Kate (gulp!) $50,000 to $75,000 an episode. Wonder if their kids get paid too?
And wonder who filed that complaint with the Pennsylvania Department of Labor?
Coincidentally, Kate's brother and sister-in-law spoke out this week about the toll the show is taking on the eight kids.
"They're being viewed as a commodity," Kevin Kreider, Kate's younger brother, said Wednesday on CBS' "The Early Show."
Added his wife, Jodi Kreider: "They're being exploited, and it's time for America to see the situation for what it really is."
Ah, family. Ain’t it grand? Your thoughts?
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