The FLA publishes briefs on timely global supply chain issues to provide an overview of various perspectives. At all times, the FLA expects its business affiliates to comply with all legal requirements, as well as the provisions of the Workplace Code of Conduct.
The FLA’s Workplace Code of Conduct and benchmarks provide clear guidance on protecting the rights of the workers in supply chains where local laws fall short. With regard to overtime premiums, Benchmark C.7.1.2 provides that, “In those countries where there is no legally established overtime premium, employees shall be compensated for overtime hours at the prevailing industry premium rate or at the internationally recognized overtime rate, whichever is higher.”
An analysis of reports of potential forced labor related to North Korean workers and provisions in U.S. law and UN sanctions on North Korea and recommendations to eliminate the possibility of forced labor by North Koreans in company supply chains.