- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 17, 2016

BAY MINETTE, Ala. (AP) - A well-known restaurant near Alabama’s coast is paying about $43,000 in federal labor violations.

The Department of Labor announced the penalties against Street’s Seafood Restaurant in Bay Minette on Tuesday.

The restaurant is a fixture for tourists traveling to Alabama’s most popular beaches.

But the Wage and Hour Division says Street’s employed four minors in prohibited occupations. It says minors were required to operate and clean a meat slicer and drive a catering vehicle.

The agency says some workers were also paid $6 an hour even though the required minimum wage is $7.25.

The Labor Department says Street’s will pay $28,577 in minimum wage and overtime back wages and damages. There’s also a child-labor penalty of $14,125.

A restaurant worker says an owner or manager isn’t available for comment.

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