• White restaurant manager sentenced for beating and torturing black employee

    John Christopher Smith suffered in silence for years as his manager at a South Carolina restaurant physically abused him and forced him to work more than 100 hours a week without pay, federal officials say. That manager, Bobby Paul Edwards, 54, was sentenced to 10 years in prison this week and ordered to pay him $272,952.96 in […]

  • US halts import of goods suspected to have been made with forced labor

    US Customs and Border Protection halted the import of products from five countries on Monday in a rare move aimed at countering forced labor abroad. The agency issued what is known as withhold release orders (WROs), which are intended to prevent goods suspected to have been made with forced labor from entering the US. The […]

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