Apple labor report finds illegal overtime in Foxconn factories

Josh Peterson Contributor
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NEW YORK – Workers who assemble iPhones and iPads often put in more than 60 hours per week —and sometimes work for a week straight— in violation of Chinese law, according to the first independent labor audit of the Chinese factories where Apple products are made.

The report released Thursday by the Washington-based Fair Labor Association says Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., the Taiwanese company that runs the factories, is committing to reducing weekly work time to the legal Chinese maximum of 49 hours.

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