Few U.S. corporations have attracted more intense scrutiny of their business and labor practices than Walmart, the report says. Poor working conditions and wage violations among the company’s retail employees have been documented and worker rights violations attributed to Walmart’s international suppliers have been well publicized; but a deeper breach has not been widely reported or addressed, the authors note.
The National Employment Law Project Report concludes
The challenge for policy makers and enforcement agencies is to use existing enforcement tools effectively to protect workers’ interests, while developing new models to hold these corporate entities accountable for the conditions they engender within the production and logistics pyramids they command.
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