Remember earlier this week when Kate’s brother and sister-in-law, Kevin and Jodi Kreider, wondered why there were no “laws protecting children in reality TV shows?” Well, the married woes of Jon and Kate Gosselin continue as earlier today, Earlier today, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor confirmed an investigation is under way to determine whether or not Jon & Kate Plus 8 is violating child labor laws.
Troy Thompson of the Pennsylvania Department of Labor issued this statement:
“We’re not saying that they are not complying with child labor laws. We’re investigating a complaint,”… “We’re not saying that there was or was not a violation, just that we’re conducting an investigation.”
TLC obviously defended itself and show practices:
“TLC fully complies with all applicable laws and regulations. ‘Jon & Kate Plus 8′ is no exception. For an extended period of time, we have been engaged in cooperative discussions and supplied all requested information to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor. We will continue to engage the appropriate officials and meet any standards or regulations that are applicable to TLC productions.”