Hyundai Motor Co. is facing renewed accusations that it benefited from illegal child labor in Alabama, where it operates a manufacturing plant.

The U.S. Department of Labor on Thursday sued the South Korean auto giant, staffing agency Best Practice Service, and supplier ITAC Alabama over the employment of children under the age of 14. The lawsuit, filed in the Middle District of Alabama, alleges that the defendants repeatedly violated regulations prohibiting “oppressive child labor” between July 2021 and February 2022.

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