Child labor violations at Vancouver trampoline park


An indoor trampoline park in Vancouver must pay $22,000 for violating Washington state’s child labor laws. 

An investigation by the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) found that about 40 teenage workers at Sky Zone worked for more hours than legally allowed on more than 350 occasions. State law says 16- and 17-year-old workers cannot work more than four hours on a school day or 20 hours in a school week. L&I learned about the violation through complaints from local high schools, according to a news release. 

The investigation, which ran from Feb. 15 to March 15, 2023, also determined that about 40 teen workers didn’t receive meal breaks on more than 250 different occasions. Under state law, teens who work more than five hours earn a 30-minute break. 

Sky Zone is a franchise of Los Angeles-based SZ Orlando Park LLC, which owns about 200 parks nationwide. The Vancouver location at 5000 E. Fourth Plain Blvd Suite C100 is owned by Jeff Pratt. 


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