Just-Style.com reports that Forever 21 (XXI) suppliers are accused of maintaining sweatshop-like conditions. Just recently, the Department of Labor said it recently found evidence of significant violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act's (FLSA) minimum wage, overtime and record-keeping provisions by vendors in southern California supplying goods to XXI, more specifically in the Los Angeles and Orange county locations.
While the The FLSA requires workers to be paid a minimum wage of $7.25, plus time and one-half thier regular commissions, the Dept. of Labor also said that since 2008, its Los Angeles offices have carried out more than 1500 investigations and found that XXI violated about 93% of them.
Refusing to comply with a subpoena to provide back-up documents, steps are now being taken to force the retailer to comply.
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