All working hours will comply with national laws and benchmark industry standards, whichever affords greater protection. Overtime work should be voluntary, and overtime should not be requested on a regular basis. Suppliers shall guarantee workers breaks and days off in compliance with applicable law.
Wages and Benefits
Suppliers shall provide wages and benefits that comply with all local laws and regulations or match prevailing local manufacturing or industry rates. Overtime pay shall be calculated at the legally required rate. Regular employment is provided. To every extent possible suppliers must ensure work performed must be on the basis of a recognised employment relationship established through national law and practice. Obligations to employees under labour or social security laws and regulations arising from the regular employment relationship shall not be avoided through the imposed use of labour-only contracting or home-working arrangements, or through apprenticeship schemes where there is no real intent to impart skills or provide regular employment, nor shall any such obligations be avoided through the excessive and prevalent use of fixed-term contracts of employment.