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Specialized Accused of Withholding Worker’s Wages

Country: El Salvador
Issues: Wage Theft

US brands urged to pay laid off workers

Country: El Salvador
Issues: Wage Theft

APS El Salvador

Country: El Salvador
Issues: Statutory Benefit Violations, Wage Theft

The WRC found violations of workers’ rights at the Salvadoran garment factory, APS El Salvador, which closed in August 2022 without paying its workers the approximately US$1.9 million they were owed in back wages, severance, and other legally mandated benefits. The WRC’s investigation resulted in $1.35 million secured from buyers to compensate the workers. Two…

Style Avenue S.A.

Country: El Salvador
Issues: Abuse and Harassment, Freedom of Association Violations, Health & Safety Violations, Overtime Violations, Statutory Benefit Violations, Wage Theft, 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.

Update: Outerstuff Commits to Full Remediation at Style Avenue

Country: El Salvador
Issues: Wage Theft

To: WRC Affiliate Universities and Colleges From: Scott Nova, Tara Mathur, Ben Hensler Date: March 12, 2024 Re: Update: Outerstuff Commits to Full Remediation at Style Avenue I am very pleased to report a positive resolution in the case of Style Avenue, the Salvadoran factory that closed last year owing workers back wages and legally…

Horizon Manufacturing

Country: Haiti
Issues: Wage Theft

The Horizon Manufacturing garment factory, located in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, shut down operations in April 2022. At the time of the closure, the factory owner failed to pay the factory’s 532 employees more than $300,000 they were owed in terminal benefits as required by Haitian law. The violations by factory owners were remedied when factory buyers…

WRC Secures Five Months’ Wages in Unpaid Severance for Workers of Former Workwear Factory in Haiti

Country: Haiti
Issues: Wage Theft

This past holiday season, former workers of Horizon Manufacturing, a garment factory in Haiti that made work uniforms for export to the United States, received more than $300,000 to correct nonpayment of severance they had been owed by the facility owner, since the factory closed in April 2022. Top workwear companies, Edwards Garment and Aramark…