Auto parts manufacturer accused of using child labor

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Federal officials this week accused a Korean-owned auto parts manufacturer and supplier to Hyundai and Kia of violating federal child labor laws at an Alabama factory.

The U.S. Department of Labor filed a federal lawsuit Monday in Alabama accusing SL Alabama of repeatedly hiring workers under age 16 at its Alexander City factory.

The lawsuit was accompanied by a proposed settlement.

A lawyer for the company signed the consent decree in which the company agreed to not hire underage workers, verify the ages of workers hired through a staffing agency and to fire or discipline any managers aware of the use of underage workers.

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8/24/2022 9:27:59 PM (GMT -5:00)

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