In August, 19-year-old Donovan Hank Vryenhoek found an advertisement on a Lithuanian job site to work in Norway filleting fish.

Vryenhoek, who originally hails from South Africa, got the job, was flown to Norway, and along with around 20 others, began work at the factory, situated in Moltustranda, an island off Norway's west coast.

But after six weeks of work, he still hadn't received a paycheck.

The company that hired Vryenhoek, Atlantic Seafood, declared bankruptcy last month after several employees in Vryenhoek's position petitioned a Norwegian court, all claiming some level of underpayment or underhanded hiring practices.