Frequently Asked Questions
Below are some often asked questions about FLA. If you don’t see an answer to your question, use the Contact Us form to send as a message.
Can you help me locate a socially-responsible supplier?
FLA does not recommend suppliers or provide lists of suppliers.
We work with FLA members to promote and protect the rights of workers by educating collegiate suppliers on labor rights standards and responsible sourcing and by holding manufacturing and agriculture companies accountable through accreditation social compliance programs.
Where do I find information about registration and renewals for collegiate licensees?
If you are an active licensee of any college or university that is an FLA member, it is a requirement for your company to join FLA. Membership is designed to help licensees learn about and mitigate labor risks within their supply chains.
The collegiate licensee membership page includes useful information about registration and renewals, including answers to questions about FLA membership requirements, benefits, and costs.
Where can I find information about Fair Labor Investigations (Third Party Complaints)?
The Third Party Complaint procedure allows any person, group, or organization to report serious violations of workers’ rights in facilities used by any company committed to FLA labor standards. It is one of several tools FLA has available to address such issues.
How do I know which companies are accredited by FLA?
FLA Accreditation is a rigorous, multi-year process that evaluates companies’ systems to protect workers throughout global supply chains. It is at the core of FLA’s work with manufacturing and agriculture companies.
I am a student working on a project about labor issues. Can I speak with an FLA expert?
Anyone can learn more about fair labor topics on the Issues pages of our site.
For students or researchers with specific questions about FLA or workers’ rights, review the material on our site before using the Contact Us form.
How do I report wrongful termination and/or workplace discrimination?
The Fair Labor Association works on behalf of laborers in factories and on farms in global supply chains.
Our Fair Labor Investigations team investigates allegations of noncompliance with our standards in production facilities used by FLA member companies, suppliers, or university licensees only. If your complaint falls in this scope, you can notify FLA of a violation of our standards via email at email@example.com or visit our “Contact Us” page and select “Third Party Complaint.”
Unfortunately, we are unable to respond to individual requests that fall outside of the scope of Fair Labor Investigations — for example, wrongful termination, workplace discrimination, or other employment issues in the retail, food service, hospitality, or trucking industries.
If you are facing a workplace issue, a first step might be to seek advice or assistance from a labor, employment, and/or equal opportunity agency within your city or state. The US Department of Labor has a page with resources for each state here. You may also wish to visit the Labor Laws and Worker Protection section of usa.gov or consult an employment attorney.