Labor Conditions in Apple's Factories
Apple has released its annual report [PDF] on the labor conditions in its factories overseas. Highlights:
- Underage workers: "Across the three facilities, our auditors found records of 11 workers who had been hired prior to reaching the legal age."
- More than half of the plants had employees working more than the permissible 60 hours per week.
- 45 of the 102 audited plants were docking employee pay as a means of punishment. Apple says this is legal according to local laws, but has stopped this practice.