Can big-name brands continue to skirt liability for integral players in their supply chains? That is the critical question at the heart of a handful of newly-initiated legal challenges that are being waged against the likes of H&M, Levi Strauss, Columbia Sporting Company, Asics, DKNY and Tommy Hilfiger, among others, in India and Sri Lanka. By way of a number of newly-filed complaints, labor rights group Asia Floor Wage Alliance (“AFWA”) is looking to hold global apparel brands jointly liable for alleged wage violations that followed from widespread COVID-induced order cancellations by Western brands, thereby, leaving laborers who were not terminated from their positions entirely with fewer hours and significant “gaps” in their pay.