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Five on Friday – Five Recent Developments that We’ve Been Watching Closely

It’s Friday and time for another overview of developments in the field of business and human rights that we’ve been monitoring. This week’s post includes: new reports on the U.S. National Action Plan on Responsible...more

Managing Legal and Reputational Risks in an Era of Enhanced Transparency

Companies face a range of new requirements and expectations calling for enhanced transparency regarding human rights-related risks in connection with their operations. Responsible compliance with both mandatory requirements...more

Top 10 Compliance Trends For 2014

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As 2013 wraps up, it is that time of year again when we dust off the compliance crystal ball and take a look at what might be in store for 2014: 1. Executive Order 13627 on Trafficking in Government Contracts —...more

Perils of the Global Supply Chain, Part 2: Supply Chain Responsibility, Or Else.

by Perkins Coie on

Twenty years ago less than 100 companies worldwide disclosed or reported on their supply chain compliance or corporate social responsibility (CSR) practices. Those that did were trailblazers supporting the idea that...more

New Conflict-Minerals Disclosure Rules Impact U.S. and Foreign Companies Using or Supplying Minerals

by Holland & Knight LLP on

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently approved the much debated "conflict minerals" due diligence disclosure rules originally developed in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act of 2010. The rules, which were...more

California To Require Website Disclosure Regarding Efforts To Eradicate Slavery And Human Trafficking

by Allen Matkins on

In this post, Broc Romanek declares the new federal conflict minerals disclosure requirement to be the “Dodd-Frank sleeper”. Here in California, I think the “sleeper” of its 2009-2010 legislative session is the California...more

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