What We're Talking About in June 2021
Human Rights Watch releases new report, “‘I Must Work to Eat’ Covid-19, Poverty, and Child Labor in Ghana, Nepal, and Uganda.”
Filed on June 4, 2021, the supplement highlights additional arguments under international law regarding the U.S. government’s obligations to ensure migrant worker women’s rights to equality and nondiscrimination.
On May 5, the U.S. Department of Labor announced the withdrawal of the “Independent Contractor Rule” to protect workers’ rights to the minimum wage and overtime compensation protections of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
The World’s Rupa Shenoy reports on both the advocates and critics of the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol’s seizure of goods produced by forced labor.

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