H.R.4613 - Garment Consumer's Right-to-Know Act of 2005

To amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide access to information about sweatshop conditions in the garment industry, and for other purposes. view all titles (2)

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  • Short: Garment Consumer's Right-to-Know Act of 2005 as introduced.
  • Official: To amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide access to information about sweatshop conditions in the garment industry, and for other purposes. as introduced.

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Official Summary

Garment Consumer's Right-to-Know Act of 2005 - Amends the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to require apparel manufacturers to: (1) maintain, for at least three years, certain records and information with respect to the employees and homeworkers of each contractor they engage; (2) ente

Official Summary

Garment Consumer's Right-to-Know Act of 2005 - Amends the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to require apparel manufacturers to:
(1) maintain, for at least three years, certain records and information with respect to the employees and homeworkers of each contractor they engage;
(2) enter contracts that require such contractors to provide them with such information about working conditions; and
(3) submit copies of such records and contracts to the Secretary of Labor, who shall make such information fully and freely available to the public, through printed and electronic databases searchable on the Internet. Sets forth civil penalties for violations of such requirements.

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