New child labor accusations against polygamous company
September 28, 2017
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A company with ties to the polygamous community on the Utah-Arizona border that was found guilty of violating child labor laws changed its name and put children to work again, the U.S. Department of Labor said.
Federal prosecutors said in a court filing Monday that Paragon Contractors changed its name to Par 2 and used underage workers for construction jobs across the West in 2015-2016. Prosecutors want the company found in contempt for violating sanctions leveled in past child labor cases.
Attorneys for the company didn't immediately respond to request for comment....