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7-Eleven Cracks Down on Franchises Following Fed Bust

U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch of the Eastern District of New York charged nine owners and managers of 7-Eleven franchises of stealing identities and exploiting illegal immigrants.

CNN Money: 7-Eleven Cracks Down on Franchises Following Fed Bust

7-Eleven is forcing thousands of its store owners to review their hiring practices in the wake of a federal crackdown of alleged immigrant exploitation at 14 stores.

The 7-Eleven company said Thursday that self-reviews must be conducted by the end of June, or the franchises will be subjected to fines of up to $1,100 per violation.

Starting on July 1, the company said it will send consultants to 5,000 of its franchises to make sure they’re in compliance.

The aggressive move by 7-Eleven follows the June 18 indictment by federal authorities of nine owners and managers of 14 franchises, located on Long Island, NY and Virginia. The company is currently running the stores.

“We know that you are the sole employer of all associates in your stores, and we are not attempting to interfere with your employment relationship or control how you hire, fire or manage your employees,” said 7-Eleven chief operating officer Darren Rebelez, in a letter to franchises.

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