You don’t have to go overseas to find abusive working conditions. And yes, technically these young women do the work “voluntarily,” but they may have few options in life, and may be in precarious situations, for various reasons, that make them easy prey for unscrupulous employers. >>>
…largely overlooked is the rampant exploitation of those who toil in the industry. …a vast majority of workers are paid below minimum wage; sometimes they are not even paid. Workers endure all manner of humiliation, including having their tips docked as punishment for minor transgressions, constant video monitoring by owners, even physical abuse. Employers are rarely punished for labor and other violations…..