Hard to imagine that human trafficking and slavery still exists today, and yet they do. Here's a look legal developments in the important fight against what President Barack Obama has described as... more +
Hard to imagine that human trafficking and slavery still exists today, and yet they do. Here's a look legal developments in the important fight against what President Barack Obama has described as "one of the great human rights causes of our time..."
Corporate Law Report: Managing Cyber Risks, BYOD, Obama's NLRB Crisis, Iran Sanctions, and More
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As anticipated, Senate Bill 1193 went into effect on April 1, 2013, requiring a broad range of businesses in the transportation, hospitality, and health care sectors to post public notices regarding slavery and human...more
As the first four months of 2013 come to a close, employers should ensure that their human resources departments have updated several policies, forms and posters requiring attention after the first of the year. The posting of...more
As of last year, the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act requires qualifying businesses to disclose their efforts to eradicate human trafficking and slavery from their direct supply chains.
Human trafficking is one of the 21st century’s buzz phrases. There is some disagreement on exactly what human trafficking means, but regardless of precisely how it is defined, it is widely accepted as a detrimental practice...more
California's Department of Justice recently posted a model notice on their website with a variety of human trafficking and slavery hotlines. Under California Civil Code §52.6, now that this model notice has been posted,...more
In this issue:
-Inspection of Personnel Records (AB 2674)
-Wage Statements (AB1744)
-Disclosure of Social Media Passwords (AB 1844)
-Criminal History Information Requirements (AB 2343)
Last February, at the request of Senate Finance Committee member Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), the Commission on Accountability and Policy for Religious Organizations was formed to address tax-related policy questions of import...more
Lawmakers are looking to businesses to help curb the growing problem of human trafficking. The first in a series of a new wave of legislation has taken effect. Manufacturers, retailers and others in the supply chain are...more
If you want to do business with the government, watch out – the federal government imposes a lot of strings when handing out business. Compliance officers face a wide array of requirements which can quickly turn into...more
Our latest Corporate Law Report looks at:
- top ways to manage cyber risks in the workplace;
- the growing trend of employees bringing their own electronic devices (BYOD) to work;
- new reporting requirements as a result...more
How will the FY 2013 National Defense Authorization Act impact your business as a government contractor?
The recently passed National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 ("NDAA") includes a number of...more
In our final post on new labor and employment laws, we review a few miscellaneous changes of which California employers should be aware. If you have any issues regarding labor and employment law, please contact our firm for...more
As memories of New Year’s Eve fade, and another Inauguration Day winds down in Washington, D.C., it’s time to look ahead and identify key events and emerging trends that we think will help shape the business and human rights...more
In this edition of the newsletter, you will read about the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) recent publication of its Final Rule to support family unity during waiver process; and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration...more
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The 'Corporate Law Report' provides in-house counsel and executives a top-level video overview of some of the key corporate news items we are following on JD Supra this week. In this episode we...more
December 2012 marks the beginning of a new compliance regime. California Attorney General Kamala Harris heads into the new year with a list of targets provided by the California Franchise Board, which identifies those...more
It’s that time of year when we look ahead at the employment and labor laws that will go in effect in the New Year. We have assembled this forecast of the new laws that employers and human resources professionals in...more
In a landmark speech to the Clinton Global Initiative in September 2012, President Barack Obama declared that the “fight against human trafficking is one of the great human rights causes of our time” and that “our global...more
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) finished fiscal year 2012 with record high monetary recoveries for victims of discrimination, as well as a significant decrease in its inventory of pending cases, the...more
The State of Texas may find out and it may be more applicable to your site than you think. In early filing for the 2013 legislative session, Democratic state Senator Leticia Van de Putte proposed a bill aimed at stopping at...more
As discussed in this post, I had petitioned the Office of Administrative Law for a determination that the Statement of Investment Policy for External Investment Resource Conflict of Interest adopted by the California Public...more
With an effective corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy that adequately addresses supply chain issues, a company can better manage legal, reputational and economic risks.
A company risks legal, reputational and...more
Since 2005, federal contractors have been on notice that the Government has “zero tolerance” for any federal contractor found to be complicit in aiding human trafficking. For the past seven years, however, that “zero...more
Two years ago, in October 2010, I published a post, Human Rights Due Diligence and the Corporate Lawyer, that addressed the need for corporate counsel to assess stakeholder expectations that companies should be accountable...more
Effective January 1, 2013, certain California employers will have to conspicuously post a notice that contains information related to slavery and human trafficking. Failure to comply with the posting requirements may result...more
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