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Hansae Vietnam

Publication date: 
Friday, June 3, 2016
Report type: 
Third Party Complaint
On January 21, 2016, the Fair Labor Association (FLA) accepted for review a Third Party Complaint filed by Cornell University regarding the factory Hansae Vietnam, located in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The complaint called for an investigation of issues related to payment of productivity bonuses that resulted in strikes in October and November 2015 in Hansae’s Workshop 5. FLA-affiliated company Nike is a buyer from the factory.

F&D, S.A. de C.V. factory in El Salvador

Publication date: 
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Report type: 
Third Party Complaint
On January 24, 2015, the Textile Union of El Salvador filed a Third Party Complaint alleging that the F&D factory maintained a system of production goals that implicitly required workers to work hours beyond their normal work schedules for which they were not compensated at overtime rates and moreover that the monetized production goals failed to reflect increases in the minimum wage approved by the government of El Salvador.

Dallas Cowboys Merchandising: Accreditation Interview

Monday, May 9, 2016

At the Fair Labor Association (FLA) Board of Directors meeting in February of 2016, Dallas Cowboys Merchandising (DCM) earned accreditation for its social compliance program.  As a smaller company, DCM shares that while they faced unique challenges that some larger companies with more social compliance staff may not face, the journey toward accreditation helped them enhance their program and their company’s commitment to workers’ rights.

Unpaid overtime violation common in Egypt's free trade zones

Publication date: 
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Report type: 
Fair CompensationNews and Action
Factory assessors have found that local authorities often will not enforce the overtime regulations in the free trade zones, and consequently factories will often ignore them, planning their production for a 48-hour workweek, though a regular workweek in the free trade zones is limited to 42 hours. Any hours worked over the 42-hour limit must be paid at the local legal overtime premium rate of 135 percent for daytime work and 170 percent for nighttime work.

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