On December 18, 2017, the FLA accepted for review a Third Party Complaint filed by a worker – who requested anonymity -- at Brooklyn Manufacturing in El Salvador, making a number of allegations regarding violations of the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct related to hours of work and compensation. Brooklyn is affiliated with the FLA as a Participating Supplier.
An assessment by Brooklyn management corroborated some of the allegations in the Third Party Complaint but not others, as explained in the report below. The FLA calls on Brooklyn management to continue to monitor overtime at the facility to ensure that it is voluntary. In particular, Brooklyn management should provide eligible workers with the opportunity to switch from salaried to hourly status should they wish to do so, subject to adjustments to employment terms and conditions and as long as they are fully aware of the consequences of those adjustments.
Note: Brooklyn Manufacturing ceased affiliation with the FLA in 2018 and ceased all production in February 2019.