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
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