(YNETNEWS) — McDonalds Israel has notified the 773 teens the company had employed for weekend shifts that they will no longer be allowed to work on Saturdays due to bolstered enforcement of labor laws.
The Industry, Trade and Labor Ministry has announced it will fine companies NIS 35,000 for employing Jewish teens on Saturdays.
Under the Youth Employment Law, it is illegal to have Jewish youth employees work during the Sabbath.
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The fast food chain predicts that most of the young employees will leave their job since they will no longer be paid a 150% hourly wage that they would have received while working over the weekends.