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In this article, we want to help you understand and recognize possible signs of labor exploitation. If you need more help or info from other organizations, look for the links to resources and organizations that can offer support.

Possible signs of exploitation

  • Pay is below the national minimum wage.
  • Working hours advertised exceed the legal maximum.
  • The worker does not get paid for their job or is not allowed to keep their full salary.
  • Identification documents, such as passports, are taken away from the worker and stored in a "safe place."
  • The worker is offered free transportation, accommodation, or assistance with travel documents.
  • The worker has to pay a fee for recruitment or has to pay money to their employer for the job.
  • The worker is forced to sleep and work at the same place.
  • The employer advises the worker to accept the role on a tourist visa.
  • The contract of employment is in a different language than the country's primary language, or no contract of employment is provided.

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Human trafficking resources

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