A non-governmental organization is accusing Apple supplier Foxconn of hiding underage workers ahead of an inspection. VentureBeat.com reports:
Foxconn, the Chinese manufacturer that Apple heavily relies on for its products, may have tried to clean up its act before inspectors from the Fair Labor Association descended on its factories, according to a Hong Kong non-governmental organization dedicated to workers rights.
Foxconn allegedly pushed underage employees out of sight before the FLA inspection, Debby Sze Wan Chan, a project officer from Students Scholars Against Corporate Misbehavior (SACOM), tells AppleInsider.
“All underage workers, between 16-17 years old, were not assigned any overtime work and some of them were even sent to other departments,” workers from the Foxconn factories reportedly told Chan.