SPECIALITY retailer Wet Seal, which operates 620 stores in 47 US states, is involved in a court case being closely watched by the American textile industry. A Los Angeles County Superior Court will decide whether the retailer is responsible for some of the wages the store's contractor owed to garment workers. If Wet Seal is found liable, it could mean that retailers may have to share the responsibility of ensuring workers are properly paid by contractors.


Full access to this article can be arranged with permission from the client that first ordered it. Please contact us to request access. Entries are uploaded to our archive at least one year after being published by a client – free access is restricted to International News Services journalists for background research only. The article date indicates when copy was filed to a client, not when posted to this archive. Upon client requests, International News Services will remove such articles from the archive or not upload them in the first place. They are included to demonstrate the breadth of topics undertaken by the agency and also to help promote clients’ coverage.