CVS was accused of allowing 78 underage workers to do hazardous work with cardboard compactors and balers and allowing seven 15-year-olds to work longer or later than the law allows, Chavez said.
Carolyn Castel, a spokeswoman for the Woonsocket-based company, said its workers had violated company policy. She said it agreed to train managers and minors on proper working conditions.
The company also agreed to pay more than $38,000 in back wages to 51 employees, in most cases because store managers allegedly changed their time cards, the labor department said. Castel said CVS disputes the labor department's overtime allegations, but agreed to pay back wages ranging from $39 to $300.