In June 2019, Vietnam took an historic step toward freedom of association (FOA) and ratified International Labor Organization (ILO) Convention 98, which enshrines a worker’s right to organize and bargain collectively. The government followed in November with an updated version of the Labor Code
The Issue: What should companies do to help protect workers’ livelihoods as the world responds to COVID-19?
The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has demonstrated the fragility of global supply chains, which have been radically
The spread of the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV), first reported in Wuhan, China, in December 2019, has become a monumental global health concern. There are almost 25,000 confirmed cases in 25 countries as of February 5, 2020, with more than 99 percent of the cases reported across China. As part of
The FLA has identified an increased risk for forced labor in Xinjiang, China. The risk stems from two sources: (1) China’s internment of over one million Chinese citizens of ethnic Turkic origin in Xinjiang, and (2) forced labor by prisoners incarcerated in China’s regular judicial system. The
Employers in the UK are not legally required to pay an overtime premium unless there is an individual employment contract signed between the employer and each worker that specifically states a premium rate for overtime work. Unless there is statutory legislation, a collective agreement allowing