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SA 8000 (IV - 7 - 1) The company shall comply with applicable laws and industry standards on working hours. The normal workweek shall be as defined by law but shall not on a regular basis exceed 48 hours. Personnel shall be provided with at least one day off in every seven-day period. All overtime work shall be reimbursed at a premium rate and under no circumstances shall exceed 12 hours per employee per week.

(IV - 7 - 2) Other than as permitted in section 7.3 (below) overtime work shall be voluntary.

(IV - 7 - 3) Where the company is party to a collective bargaining agreement freely negotiated with worker organizations (as defined by the ILO) representing a significant portion of its workforce, it may require overtime work in accordance with such agreement to meet short-term business demand. Any such agreement must comply with the requirements of Section 7.1 (above)

Wages: As per local standards.

Factory Working Hours: 09:00 am to 01:00 pm, 01:00 pm to 02:00 pm (Lunch break), 02:00 pm to 06:00 pm, 11:00 am to 11:15 pm (Tea Break), 04:00 pm to 04:15 pm (Tea Break).

Day off: Sunday.

Work at night: No work at night; 1 - 3 hours of overtime (if required).

Overtime: Yes, double pay for very over time hour.


SA 8000 (IV - 8 - 1) The company shall ensure that wages paid for a standard working week shall always meet at least legal or industry minimum standards and shall be sufficient to meet basic needs of personnel and to provide some discretionary income.

(IV - 8 - 2) The company shall ensure that deductions from wages are not made for disciplinary purposes and shall ensure that wage and benefits composition are detailed clearly and regularly for workers; the company shall also ensure that wages and benefits are rendered in full compliance with all applicable laws and that remuneration is rendered either in cash or check form in a manner convenient to workers.

(IV - 8 - 3) The company shall ensure that labour only contracting arrangements and false apprenticeship schemes are not undertaken in an effort to avoid fulfilling its obligations to personnel under applicable laws pertaining to labour and social security legislation and regulations.

Local Standard (USD per month): Minimum US $ 125.00 per month.

Factory Wages (USD per month): Minimum US $ 125.00 per month.

Work at night (USD per month): No work at night.

Disciplinary Deductions: No deductions.

Any deductions from wages made for disciplinary purposes? Forbidden according to SA 8000 IV 8 1: No deductions.


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