Samsung Hit With $108M Suit Over Brazilian Labor Conditions

Law360, Los Angeles (August 14, 2013, 10:51 PM EDT) -- Brazilian authorities sued Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. for $108 million Friday alleging it exposed assembly line workers to heightened health risks by requiring them to perform repetitive activities at a rapid pace, according to a Brazilian government agency.

A prosecutor with the Brazilian Ministry of Labor filed the suit, saying Samsung overworked 5,600 employees in a Manaus, Brazil, plant and didn't provide them with sufficient breaks, according to the Labor Ministry office in the northern Brazilian state of Amazonas.

Samsung didn't immediately respond to a request for comment...
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