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Samsung criticized for long work hours at supplier factories in China

Michael Kan | Nov. 28, 2012
Despite Samsung Electronics' efforts to rectify labor violations at its factories in China, little has changed for some workers.

Samsung declined to respond to China Labor Watch's report. But in Monday's announcement, the company said it had already corrected problems with the way labor contracts were handled, and said employees will receive a copy of the labor contract they sign with their supplier. Samsung also abolished supplier-imposed penalties on workers for absences or lateness, and pledged to find ways to keep workers' overtime within legal limits by the end of 2014.


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