CODE OF CONDUCT
CODE OF CONDUCT
Lakeshirts, Inc. d/b/a Blue 84 and all its employees and representatives are opposed to forced, unfair, and abusive labor practices and use the Fair Labor Association Workplace Code of Conduct as our guide to selecting partners that share our values and beliefs. We strongly believe our Code of Conduct follows this commitment and contains the minimum of basic Human Rights and we require all of our vendors and suppliers to adopt this code.
No person shall be employed under the age of 15 or under the age for completion of compulsory education, whichever is higher.
Employers shall adopt and adhere 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.
FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION
AND COLLECTIVE BARGAINING
Employers shall recognize and respect the right of employees to freedom of association and collective bargaining.
HEALTH, SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT
Employers shall provide 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 employers’ facilities. Employers shall adopt responsible measures to mitigate negative impacts that the workplace has on the environment.
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. This is our minimum set of standards which must be adopted by all of our partners, their representatives, associates and suppliers. When differences or conflicts in standards arise, the highest standard shall apply. Blue 84 reserves the right to terminate any relationship in which these standards are not being upheld.
Every worker has a right to compensation for a regular work week that is sufficient to meet the worker’s basic needs and provide some discretionary income. Employers 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 the FLA to take appropriate actions that seek to progressively realize a level of compensation that does.
There shall be no use of forced labor, including prison labor, indentured labor, bonded labor or other forms of forced labor.
HARASSMENT AND 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.
HOURS OF WORK
Employers shall 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. Employers shall allow workers at least 24 consecutive hours of rest in every seven-day period. All overtime work shall be consensual. Employers shall not request overtime on a regular basis and shall 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.
Without restricting the generality of the foregoing and for purposes of greater clarity and specificity, employers shall abide by the following condition:
• Female workers shall have the same work opportunities as men, without arbitrary restriction on the types of jobs or special limits on hours of work;
• The criteria related to marital or reproductive status (for example, pregnancy tests, the use of contraception, fertility status) as conditions of employment shall NEVER be used;
• New mothers shall be entitled to leaves of absence (with the right to return to work) for childbirth and recovery from childbirth