Workplace Code of Conduct
Workplace Code of Conduct
Chen International is a Licensee of the Fair Labor Association (FLA) and is in full compliance with the labor standards detailed below. We also select business partners who share our commitment to ethical practices and agree to our standards of business conduct.
EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP: Chen International adopts and adheres to rules and conditions of employment that respect workers and, at a minimum, safeguard their rights under national and international labor and social security laws and regulations.
NONDISCRIMINATION: No person shall be subject to any discrimination in employment including hiring, compensation, advancement, discipline, termination or retirement on the basis of gender, race, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, nationality, political opinion, social group or ethnic origin.
HARASSMENT OR ABUSE: Every employee shall be treated with respect and dignity. No employee shall be subject to any physical, sexual, psychological or verbal harassment or abuse.
FORCED LABOR: There shall be no use of forced labor, including prison labor, indentured labor, bonded labor or other forms of forced labor.
CHILD LABOR: No person shall be employed under the age of 15 or under the age for completion of compulsory education, whichever is higher.
FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION AND COLLECTIVE BARGAINING: Chen International recognizes and respects the right of employees to freedom of association and collective bargaining.
HEALTH, SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT: Chen International provides a safe and healthy workplace setting to prevent accidents and injury to health arising out of, linked with, or occurring in the course of work or as a result of the operation of our facilities. We have adopted responsible measures to mitigate negative impacts that the workplace has on the environment.
HOURS OF WORK: Chen International does not require workers to work more than the regular and overtime hours allowed by the law of the country where the workers are employed. The regular work week shall not exceed 48 hours. Chen International allows workers at least 24 consecutive hours of rest in every seven-day period. All overtime work shall be consensual. Chen International does not request overtime on a regular basis and compensate all overtime work at a premium rate. Other than in exceptional circumstances, the sum of regular and overtime hours in a week shall not exceed 60 hours.
COMPENSATION: Every worker has a right to compensation for a regular work week that is sufficient to meet the workers’ basic needs and provide some discretionary income. Chen International shall pay at least the minimum wage or the appropriate prevailing wage, whichever is higher, comply with all legal requirements on wages and provide any fringe benefits required by law or contract. Where compensation does not meet workers’ basic needs and provide some discretionary income, each employer shall work with FLA to take appropriate actions that seek to progressively realize a level of compensation that does.