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Samsung’s zero tolerance policy towards the use of child labor had a public test this week when Child Labor Watch accused a supplier of hiring children. Samsung investigated the Dongguan Shinyang Electronics Company over the next few days and announced that it is temporarily suspending business with the supplier, based on evidence “of suspected child labor at the worksite.” The allegations are grim: CLW alleges that the children it discovered were working 11 hour days and being paid for 10. It also claims to have turned up other labor violations, including a lack of protective equipment around chemicals. Samsung is promising to follow through on the zero tolerance policy. “If... Read more...