Source: Reuters
Brain - Hong Kong owner of Pacific island casino sued over forced labor, trafficking claims
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Hong Kong-listed Imperial Pacific is being sued by former construction workers who say they were victims of forced labor and human trafficking

Seven Chinese construction workers made the claim via a filing

Scrutiny of the project intensified after the death of a construction worker in 2017 and an FBI raid that found a list of more than 150 undocumented workers in a contractor's offices, as well as a safe currency, several hundred Chinese yuan and employee pay stubs

The filing alleges workers were required to work more than 12 hours a day and sometimes do a 24-hour shift

The filing states Imperial Pacific knew " recklessly disregarded its contractors' exploitive and illegal practices " and that the company was repeatedly told about the use of unauthorized workers on the construction site