17 Dec '12, 6pm

Love to shop at Urban Outfitters, Free People, or Anthropologie? We've got some bad news for you

During an unannounced sweep of a single building in the L.A. Fashion District earlier this year, investigators from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division and the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement cited 10 contractors for engaging in “sweatshop practices,” such as paying workers less than the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour (and the California minimum of $8 an hour), falsifying time cards, under-reporting or maintaining inaccurate records of actual hours worked by garment employees, and failing to pay overtime wages. Three of the businesses weren’t even registered as garment contractors, according to authorities.

Full article: http://www.ecouterre.com/urban-outfitters-among-fashion-b...

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