- Shinyang employs child labor (under 16 years of age), in violation of China's Labor Law. These child workers, without a labor contract, do the same work for the same long night-shift hours and at the same intensity as adult workers but are paid one-third less. Child laborers are only paid for 10 hours of work a day despite working for 11 hours.
- Shinyang employs many minors (under 18 years of age). These are typically students who enter the factory as temp workers.
- Workers do not receive any pre-job safety training in spite of the 24 hours required by China's Provisions on Safety Training of Production and Operation Entities. This is despite coming in contact with harmful chemicals, such as industrial alcohol and thinners.
- Workers do not necessarily receive protective equipment, such as gloves or masks, from the factory, only receiving equipment after requesting for it.
- The factory employs hundreds of temporary workers who are paid a flat hourly rate, regardless of overtime hours worked, in violation of Chinese labor regulations.
- Workers are made to work 11 hours per day, as many as 30 days per month, accumulating more than 120 hours of overtime, more than three times in excess of China's legal limit of 36 hours.
- In order to hide excessive overtime hours from inspection of documents, Shinyang lists the overtime pay for all overtime beyond 80 hours as "benefits" on workers' pay stubs.
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