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Apple Supplier Foxconn Fails Hours Law Amid Improvement

Foxconn Technology Group doesn’t comply with Chinese labor law by allowing some factory workers to exceed limits on hours even as the Apple Inc. assembler met 99 percent of conditions set out by a monitoring group.

Restrictions on overtime were broken because labor shortages and employee turnover forced remaining staff to work longer hours to meet production targets, the Fair Labor Association said in a report yesterday. The group inspected assembly lines at the maker of iPhones and iPads for 15 months after releasing its initial audit in March 2012.