The FLA has identified an increased risk for forced labor in Xinjiang, China, based on the appearance of “re-education” camps in that region. The operation of these “re-education” camps is not only a violation of the human rights of the detainees, it also poses a risk to a company’s supply chain
Experts estimate that as many as 50,000 North Koreans are working outside North Korea in many different industry sectors around the world. In most cases the workers are not working of their own free will and a large percentage of their pay is presumably
The government of Bangladesh in November 2018 announced a new legal minimum wage for apparel workers. The new wage levels included an increase for the lowest-paid garment workers of slightly more than 50 percent a month and a more modest increase for mid-level tailors.
Workers believe the
The Government of Hungary adopted a significant change to the Hungarian Labor Code that came into effect in January 2019. The new provisions put workers at risk of coerced and excessive overtime hours, and at risk for untimely payment for their hours worked. The new law is in contravention of
Some employers in El Salvador do not consistently pay for the first three days of leave when an employee goes on medical leave. Article 307 of the Salvadoran Labor Code states that when the employment contract is suspended due to an employee’s common illness or accident, the employer is obliged