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Brazil accuses Samsung of serious labor violations in $100 million suit

Published Aug 14th, 2013 9:55AM EDT
Brazil Samsung Labor Violations Lawsuit

Apple isn’t the only company that’s gotten into hot water over alleged labor law violations. The Guardian reports that the Brazilian government has sued Samsung for over $100 million for alleged labor abuses that include workers working “up to 15 hours a day” with “insufficient breaks” at Samsung plants in Brazil. The government is also alleging that more than 200 workers have suffered from health problems that directly resulted from poor conditions in Samsung factories. Samsung says that it’s cooperating with the government and says that it “will conduct a thorough review” of its labor practices in Brazil. Samsung has previously been accused of employing child labor in Chinese factories so it’s no stranger to labor law disputes.

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.