UNDATED (CNN) -- Hewlett Packard is cracking down on student labor overseas.
The company has directed its suppliers in China to limit the use of students in factories.
H-P said the move is in response to a "significant increase in the use of student and dispatch workers" in the country.
In many parts of China, underage workers are often recruited by agencies to work in factories under the guise of internships or temporary assignments.
Documents are frequently forged, and underage workers are not permitted to leave factories on their own accord.
Under Hewlett Packard's new rules, students will only work for a limited term and must be able to leave at any time.
The new standards to into effect immediately and suppliers will be audited to make sure they are complying.