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SMC

Country: Dominican Republic
Issues: Health & Safety Violations, Overtime Violations, Statutory Benefit Violations, Wage Theft

The WRC’s assessment at SMC found violations in the areas of wages and hours, statutory paid time off, maternity benefits and occupational health and safety.

League Central America

Country: El Salvador
Issues: Abuse and Harassment, Health & Safety Violations, Overtime Violations, Wage Theft, Wrongful Termination

The WRC conducted an assessment of compliance with labor rights standards at League Central America (LCA), a garment factory located El Salvador that is owned and operated by the U.S. apparel brand known as League Collegiate Wear, Inc.  The assessment found violations of Salvadoran law in the following areas: Wages and Hours of Work. The WRC…

Konffetty S.A. de C.V.

Country: El Salvador
Issues: Freedom of Association Violations, Overtime Violations, Statutory Benefit Violations, Wage Theft

The WRC uncovered extensive wage theft and related violations of university labor codes at Konffetty S.A. de C.V., a garment producer in El Salvador that is the sole disclosed supplier to university licensee Vive La Fete.

Jay Jay Textiles

Country: Ethiopia
Issues: Abuse and Harassment, Health & Safety Violations, Overtime Violations, Wage and hour violations, Wage Theft

Jay Jay Textiles (“Jay Jay”) is located in the Bole Lemi Industrial Park (Phase I). Occupying some 27,500 square meters, the Indian-owned factory is one of the largest facilities in the zone. Specializing in children’s apparel, the facility manufactures apparel goods for Gerber Children’s Wear, The Children’s Place, The William Carter Company, and H&M. The…

MAA Garment and Textiles, Kebire Enterprises

Country: Ethiopia
Issues: Abuse and Harassment, Gender-based Violence and Discrimination, Health & Safety Violations, Overtime Violations, Wage and hour violations, Wage Theft

Based in the northern Tigray province in the town of Mekelle, MAA Garment and Textiles (“MAA”) employed 1600 employees as of 2016. As one of Ethiopia’s 17 vertically integrated factories, the Ethiopian-owned facility has the capacity to weave and spin cotton products as well as assemble (cut, make, and trim) garments. Its output includes trousers,…

Hansae Vietnam

Country: Vietnam
Issues: Abuse and Harassment, Freedom of Association Violations, Gender-based Violence and Discrimination, Health & Safety Violations, Overtime Violations, Statutory Benefit Violations, Wage Theft, Wrongful Termination

The Hansae Vietnam factory has been the subject of in-depth investigation and reporting concerning labor rights issues and engagement with Nike and Hansae on their remediation, by both the WRC and the FLA, for the past two years.

Gildan Villanueva

Country: Honduras
Issues: Abuse and Harassment, Freedom of Association Violations, Health & Safety Violations, Overtime Violations, Wage Theft, Wrongful Termination

The WRC’s investigative work at Gildan Villanueva began after a complaint was filed by several of the factory’s employees stating that they had been fired in May 2013 in retaliation for their efforts to seek assistance from a local, non-governmental organization in order to improve working conditions at the facility. The workers alleged that supervisors openly expressed hostility towards the workers who met with the organization for their participation in protected, concerted activities, and that many of them were subsequently fired as a result of their participation in these efforts.

Industrias de Exportacion (INDEX)

Country: Honduras
Issues: Health & Safety Violations, Overtime Violations, Statutory Benefit Violations, Wage Theft

The WRC conducted a general assessment of labor rights compliance at INDEX, an apparel manufacturing facility in Honduras that is owned and operated by the company Grupo Beta. At the time that the WRC undertook the investigation, the factory was disclosed as a supplier of collegiate apparel by adidas, Hanesbrands, Inc. (under the Champion and Gear for Sports brands), Knights Apparel (acquired in February 2015 by Hanesbrands), Under Armour (under the Under Armour by Gear for Sports brand), VF (under the Majestic and Jansport brands), and 289C Apparel.

Style Avenue S.A.

Country: El Salvador
Issues: Abuse and Harassment, Freedom of Association Violations, Health & Safety Violations, Overtime Violations, Statutory Benefit Violations, Wrongful Termination

Style Avenue was found to have multiple and repeated labor rights violations, including forced overtime, illegal terminations, verbal abuse by management, failure to respect freedom of association, locking workers in the factory, excessive heat, and unsanitary conditions.

I-Cheng (Cambodia) Co., Ltd.

Country: Cambodia
Issues: Abuse and Harassment, Freedom of Association Violations, Health & Safety Violations, Overtime Violations, Precarious Work, Statutory Benefit Violations, Wage Theft, Wrongful Termination

The WRC’s assessment of I-Cheng found violations in the areas of: (1) wages and hours, including payment of a probationary wage that is below the legal minimum, and unlawful involuntary overtime; (2) gender discrimination, including an explicit policy of hiring men on contracts of shorter duration than those under which the company hires women; (3) freedom of association, including the establishment of and compelling membership in a company-controlled labor union, unlawful unauthorized deductions of union dues from workers’ wages, and the illegal retaliatory termination, in May 2014, of 243 employees who were members of an independent union; (4) statutory paid sick leave, including failure to pay such legally-required benefits to employees; and (5) occupational health and safety, including heat levels so excessive that they regularly cause employees to faint on the job.