This resource aims to help job seekers understand and recognize some possible signs of labor exploitation, as well as provide links to resources and organizations that can provide 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.
Resources for using Indeed
- Reporting a job
- Guidelines for Safe Job Search
- Fraudulent Emails
- How To Identify Scam Job Titles on Indeed
- How to Verify Suspicious Correspondence from an Employer
Further resources and support organizations
- If you are in immediate danger, contact the police.
- Lighthouse Center for Human Trafficking Victims (Japan)
Please note that this overview is not comprehensive and is not legal advice. Indeed has provided the links above in order to direct job seekers to resources that are likely to be helpful. Indeed has provided these links purely for informational purposes and does not guarantee that the information at linked sites is accurate.