Violations found at Foxconn factories
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week in review Violations in wages and overtime were found at Foxconn during an independent audit of the Chinese manufacturing giant.
The Fair Labor Association's audit of Foxconn, which was posted to the FLA's Web site Thursday,of both the labor organization's code standard and Chinese law in hours worked by employees. The FLA said these factories "exceeded" 60 hours per worker, which Foxconn has now said will be scaled back to 49 hours per week by July 1, 2013.
Foxconn manufactures gadgets for numerous technology giants from Apple to Hewlett-Packard. This particular audit came at Apple's request, and is the first in a much larger effort to evaluate working conditions in Apple's supply chain.
The FLA said Foxconn had pledged to remedy the violations, but that promise was
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