MaxLinear’s vendors, suppliers, and business partners (“Partners”) are expected to treat their employees fairly and in accordance with applicable laws and regulations regarding labor and employment and to pursue the following principles:
Freely Chosen Employment
Employment with MaxLinear’s Partners must be an expression of free choice and there should be no forced, bonded or involuntary labor, or slavery or trafficking of persons. MaxLinear’s Partners should allow workers to discontinue employment upon reasonable notice. MaxLinear’s Partners should not hold or otherwise destroy, conceal, confiscate or deny access by employees to their identity or immigration documents, such as government-issued identification, passports or work permits, unless such actions are required by law.
Child Labor Avoidance and Working Hours
MaxLinear’s Partners must not use child labor and MaxLinear’s Partners are expected to adopt procedures to verify and maintain documentation that no child labor is used. MaxLinear’s Partners must follow all applicable local laws, regulations and standards concerning working hours, conditions and wage rate for all workers. Workers under the age of 18 shall not perform work that is likely to jeopardize their health or safety.
MaxLinear’s Partners must, prior to employing any worker, validate and review all relevant documentation to ensure that such worker has the legal right to work in that jurisdiction.
Non-DiscriminationMaxLinear’s Partners must not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ethnicity or national origin, disability, pregnancy, religion, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
Freedom of Association
MaxLinear’s Partners must respect the legal rights of employees to join or to refrain from joining worker organizations, including trade unions. MaxLinear’s Partners have the right to establish favorable employment conditions and to maintain effective employee communication programs as a means of promoting positive employee relations that make employees view third-party representation as unnecessary.
MaxLinear’s Partners must provide a safe and hygienic working environment for workers and are expected to provide appropriate safety equipment and training.
Wage and Benefits
MaxLinear’s Partners must provide wages, benefits and overtime pay required by all local wage and hour laws and regulations including those relating to minimum wages, overtime hours, piece rates and other elements of compensation, and provide legally mandated benefits.