Reuters, via Huffington Post:
Samsung Electronics Co said on Monday it would inspect 250 Chinese companies which make products for the South Korean firm to ensure no labor laws are broken after a U.S.-based group accused one of its suppliers of using child labor.
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The activist group found that along with employing underage workers, the factory’s management would physically abuse workers and it failed to treat or compensate those with work-related injuries. Employees were also allegedly forced to work excessive overtime, sometimes as much as 11 hours a day with only one meal break, in extremely dangerous conditions. Additionally, those who reported product defect were fined severely, rather than rewarded.