Alabama Fines Hyundai, Kia Parts Manufacturers Over ‘Oppressive Child Labor’

  • Alabama Department of Labor officials said Tuesday that two companies manufacturing car parts for Hyundai and Kia were issued more than $35,000 in fines for violating the state’s child labor laws.
  • “This practice of providing and employing underage and undocumented workers is appalling,” Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington said. “Employee safety, especially the safety of children, is a top priority.”
  • Washington said the businesses violated the law and put these children at risk, some of whom were operating plastic bonding machines in a prohibited occupation and location.
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