News Summary: Samsung criticized on Chinese labor
THE CRITICISM: Samsung Electronics Co. is accused by a labor rights group of mistreating workers in China and illegally using child labor.
THE FINDINGS: New York based-China Labor Watch says its investigation into workplace conditions at eight factories in China showed some employees were working more than 100 hours per month of overtime and that children were knowingly employed.
THE RESPONSE: The South Korean electronics giant acknowledges that poor working conditions may have arisen due to production demands and says a review will take place immediately. But the company denied allegations that it used child labor.