The Fair Labor Association, the independent watchdog group Apple enlisted in February to audit working conditions at plants run by Chinese iPhone and iPad manufacturer Foxconn, has released its first report, detailing the company's violations in areas like wages and working hours.
After visiting three Foxconn factories and surveying 35,000 employees about their living and working conditions, the FLA determined that the company regularly demands excessive overtime and pays salaries that aren't enough to cover workers' basic living expenses.
Foxconn has agreed to work with the FLA to remedy at least one of those problems, announcing it will achieve "full legal compliance" with Chinese labor laws that limit workers to 60 hours per week (including paid overtime) by July 1st.
The company plans to hire "tens of thousands" of extra workers to ease the load on its current employees.
The report was released as Apple CEO Tim Cook made a trip to China and visited at least one Foxconn factory. Cook didn't comment on the FLA's findings, but Apple has released a statement in support of the report's recommendations.