Alabama factory shut down after supplier says workers are not paid
A southern Georgia textile factory has shut down amid an investigation into allegations workers were paid less than minimum wage.
A spokeswoman for the Alabama-based Mills & Barnum Group said in a statement that the company has suspended operations and is seeking to find new employment for the workers.
Mills &.; Barnum’s Alabama operation had a large production line and production facility and was based in Birmingham, Ala.
A federal investigation is underway into the allegations, according to the Birmingham News.
The investigation is focused on whether workers were receiving wages that were consistent with the minimum wage for their position.