Time Warner expects that Vendors and Licensees will not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training and employment practices, including compensation, benefits, advancement, discipline, termination or retirement, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability or any other category protected by law that does not affect an individual’s ability to do the job,
2. Child Labor
Time Warner expects that Vendors and Licensees will not employ any person under the age of 15 (or 14 where local law allows) or younger than the age for completing compulsory education in the country of manufacture where such age is higher than 15. Workers under 18 years of age should not perform work likely to jeopardize the health or safety of young persons. All Vendors and Licensees should also adhere to legitimate workplace apprenticeship programs and comply with all laws and regulations governing child labor and apprenticeship programs. The employment of child actors may be subject to separate guidelines.
3. Involuntary Labor
Time Warner expects that Vendors and Licensees will not use any forced or involuntary labor, whether prison, bonded, indentured or otherwise. Vendors and Licensees will not require employees to relinquish any personal identification, including but not limited to passports, identification cards or work permits, as a condition of employment.
4. Coercion and Harassment
Time Warner expects that Vendors and Licensees will treat each employee with dignity and respect, and will not use corporal punishment, threats of violence or other forms of physical, sexual, psychological or verbal harassment or abuse.
Time Warner expects that Vendors and Licensees will allow freedom of association when allowed by local law, and in all cases respect the right of employees to communicate openly and directly with management and will not intimidate, harass or reprimand employees for doing so.
6. Working Hours and Compensation
Time Warner expects that Vendors and Licensees will comply with all wage and hour laws as mandated by applicable country law or industry standard, including those relating to minimum wages, overtime, maximum hours, and other elements of compensation. Time Warner also expects that non-management employees of Vendors and Licensees will not routinely work in excess of sixty hours per week. Vendors’ and Licensees’ employees should be provided with a minimum of one rest day in every seven-day week.
7. Statutory Social Security and Welfare Benefits
Time Warner expects that Vendors and Licensees will contribute to all statutory social security and welfare funds to which employers and/or employees are required by applicable laws to contribute, including medical insurance, industrial injury insurance, pension, housing and unemployment funds, as well as contribute to these funds on behalf of all employees in accordance with all relevant laws and regulations.
8. Employment Records
Time Warner expects that Vendors and Licensees will retain one year of complete and accurate records and documentation, including employment contracts, residence and work permits (if applicable), proof of age documentation, maternity leave records, industrial injury reports, and work time and pay records, relating to employees in manufacturing and operations positions necessary to demonstrate compliance with these Guidelines, other than information and records that applicable law requires Vendor to retain for a shorter period of time.