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Supporting Standards and Codes

A. Business and Human Rights Standards

      1. UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs)

      2. OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

      3. Responsible Business Conduct for Institutional Investors: Key Considerations for Due Diligence Under the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

      4. UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

        1. SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

        2. SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities

      5. Worker-Driven Social Responsibility Network (WSRN) Statement of Principles

 B. International Labor Organization (ILO) Eight Fundamental Labor Standards

    1. Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention, 1948 (No. 87) 

    2. Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention, 1949 (No. 98) 

    3. Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29) (and its 2014 Protocol) 

    4. Abolition of Forced Labour Convention, 1957 (No. 105) 

    5. Minimum Age Convention, 1973 (No. 138) 

    6. Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention, 1999 (No. 182) 

    7. Equal Remuneration Convention, 1951 (No. 100) 

    8. Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention, 1958 (No. 111)

 C. U.S. Federal Labor Laws

    1. Department of Labor (DOL): Summary of Major DOL Laws

    2. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA): Worker Rights and Protections 

    3. National Labor Relations Board (NLRB): Employee Rights 

    4. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC): EEO-1 Component 1 Reporting Requirements

Worker Bills of Rights

    1. Black Worker Bill of Rights

    2. Essential Worker Bill of Rights

    3. Part-Time Worker Bill of Rights

    4. Restaurant Workers Bill of Rights

    5. Domestic Workers Bill of Rights

Freedom of Association Resources:


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