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
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