All Star Dogs is a member of the Fair Labor Association. Since joining the FLA, our company has adopted a code of conduct for the operation of our factories, our third party contractors, and their subsidiaries, to insure that the manufacturing and all production of All Star Dogs products is done under the guidelines of this code and those dictated by the universities we hold trademark for.
We are dedicated to the following Code of Conduct:
Public Disclosure of Suppliers
We freely disclose the locations, contacts, and all pertinent information regarding the manufacturing of all items which bear licensed indicia and the companies involved in the process of producing such items. Such information will be updated upon change of any factory site location and is on file with the licensing bodies for the collegiate industry.
Our facilities agree to work toward environmental improvements in areas such as the reduction of waste, pollution prevention, disposal of waste, etc.
Forced & Child Labor
No worker should be forced against his/her will to work for our company our contracted company facilities, whether in the form of prison labor, indentured labor, bonded labor or any other form. No person under 15 or younger should be permitted to operate machinery or production work at any of our facilities, as in accordance with the law. Where the age for completing compulsory education is higher than the standard for the minimum age of employment stated above, the higher age for completely compulsory education shall apply to this section. Manufacturers agree to consult with governmental, human rights, and nongovernmental organizations, and to take reasonable steps as evaluated by the applicable collegiate institutions or their designee, and the applicable manufacturer, to minimize the negative impact on children released from employment as a result of implementation or enforcement of the Code.
Discrimination and Harassment
No person shall be subject to any discrimination in employment including hiring, salary, benefits, advancement, discipline, termination or retirement, on the basis of gender, race, age, disability, sexual orientation, nationality, political opinion or social or ethnic origin. Each employee shall be treated with dignity and respect. No employee shall be subject to any physical, sexual, psychological, or verbal harassment or abuse. Employers will not use or tolerate any form of corporal punishment.
Health and Safety
We strive to provide each employee and officer with a healthy and safe work environment. Each employee and officer has responsibility for maintaining a safe and healthy work environment for all employees and officers by following environmental, safety and health rules and practices and reporting accidents, injuries and unsafe equipment, practices or conditions. Violent or threatening behaviors are not permitted.
Wages & Hours
Employers shall not require workers to work more than the regular and overtime hours allowed by the law of the country where the workers are employed. The regular work week shall not exceed 48 hours. Employers shall allow workers at least 24 consecutive hours of rest in every seven-day period. All overtime work shall be consensual. Employers shall not request overtime on a regular basis and shall compensate all overtime work at a premium rate. Other than in exceptional circumstances, the sum of regular and overtime hours in a week shall not exceed 60 hours.
Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining
Employers shall recognize and respect the right of employees to freedom of association and collective bargaining.
Monitoring of Facilities
The management of the facilities will monitor all production facilities to remediate any current or foreseen issues. They will also remediate all issues addressed by the third party auditing company to be in compliance of Fair Labor Association codes and practices. Both our company and all contracted companies must be good-standing members of FLA. ALGI of New York is the third party auditor of our production facilities.
All employees have the contact information for company management in the case of any issue that may arise in the workplace or to report misconduct or any other issue. Employees may be discharged without notice for violation of major rules and regulations including fighting, dishonesty, working off the clock, drinking/drug use on company time, any unexcused absence, or failure to obey the reasonable instructions of a person in charge.
Every worker has a right to compensation for a regular work week that is sufficient to meet the worker’s basic needs and provide some discretionary income. Employers shall pay at least the minimum wage or the appropriate prevailing wage, whichever is higher, comply with all legal requirements on wages, and provide any fringe benefits required by law or contract. Where compensation does not meet workers’ basic needs and provide some discretionary income, each employer shall work with the FLA to take appropriate actions that seek to progressively realize a level of compensation that does.