New York Post – Apple accused of using illegal student labor for Apple Watches
Apple is probing allegations that one of its Chinese suppliers illegally employed high schoolers to assemble Apple Watches.
The accusations were made by a Hong Kong-based labor rights group, which said it found that students ages 16 to 19 were forced to take summer internships in which they worked 12-hour days assembling the wearable, according to a Financial Times report.
Both Apple and Foxconn acknowledged that they were aware of the students working overtime and said they were investigating the matter. Apple, however, insisted that “the students worked voluntarily, were compensated and provided benefits.”