October 12, 2007 Alfred Branch Jr.
The parent company of the “American Idols Live Tour ’07” violated child labor laws during its New York concert dates, according to the state Department of Labor.
The company, 19 Touring LLC, did not have child performer permits for two singers _”Idol” winner Jordin Sparks and Sanjaya Malakar — who were under 18 during the tour’s New York dates in August and September, reported the Associated Press.
Sparks is 17. Malakar turned 18 last month, but was 17 during the five performance dates in Rochester, Long Island, Albany and Syracuse.
The company will pay $5,000 in fines.