Violations issued by the Department of Labor at the Common Sense Farm soap factory involved 12 minors. And now, eight additional investigations are open in other Twelve Tribes entities across the state.
A community that exists across the state is accused of putting children as young as six years old to work.
The Department of Labor got involved after an undercover investigation aired on Inside Edition Friday.
The investigation revealed multiple child labor violations at a soap factory owned by the Twelve Tribes Community in Cambridge.
The violations at the Common Sense Farm soap factory involved 12 minors. Because of this, eight additional investigations opened in other Twelve Tribes entities in New York.
DOL violations for Twelve Tribes communities could result in fines worth tens of thousands of dollars.