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Human Trafficking & Slave Labor Compliance

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... 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..." less -

Human Trafficking and Smuggling – A Compliance Requirement

by Michael Volkov on

The problem of human trafficking and smuggling is staggering when you consider the human impact behind the numbers. Human trafficking is a $30 billion industry annually. There are more people in slavery today than at any time...more

Hot Topics in Supply Chain Compliance

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

The last few years have seen a proliferation of new supply chain-focused regulations and other compliance obligations, a trend which isn’t likely to abate any time soon. In this Alert, we provide an overview of selected...more

FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 241 on Human Trafficking Compliance

by Thomas Fox on

In this episode I visit with Holland & Knight partner William Shepard on human trafficking compliance. ...more

Thoughts from the SCCE Utilities & Energy Compliance & Ethics Conference

by Thomas Fox on

Ed. Note-today we have a guest post from Mike Snyder of TRACE International (and noted Aggie) on his observations from the recently concluded SCCE Utilities and Energy Conference. I recently attended the SCCE Utilities...more

Compliance Challenge: The Links Between Corruption and Human Trafficking

Companies are increasingly being required to disclose how they assess and respond to the risks of human trafficking in their product supply chains. Statutes like the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act and the U.K....more

New Reporting Obligations Under the Modern Slavery Act 2015: Is Your Business Ready?

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

The Modern Slavery Act 2015 (MSA) seeks to combat slavery and human trafficking by requiring businesses to ensure that their operations and supply chains do not allow for either. Under section 54 of the MSA, organisations...more

Corporate Responsibility for Third-Party Misconduct: The UK Modern Slavery Act of 2015

Companies have long faced serious legal consequences for bribes paid by employees, vendors, suppliers, business partners and other third parties with whom they do business. More recently, that risk has expanded beyond bribery...more

Modern Slavery Act: How to Comply with the ‘Corporate Provision’

by K&L Gates LLP on

On 29 October 2015, the ‘corporate provision’, section 54, of the Modern Slavery Act (the “Act”), came into force. All businesses in the UK with a global turnover of £36 million will now be required to publish an annual...more

Modern Slavery Act 2015

by K&L Gates LLP on

The Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the “Act”) comes into force on 1 October 2015 and requires organisations to publish a statement in each financial year setting out the steps they have taken to tackle the problem of slavery and...more

Doing Business in the U.K.? Modern Slavery Act £36M Threshold Issued

by Perkins Coie on

Companies doing business in the United Kingdom take note: the U.K. government just made the not-so-long-awaited announcement that businesses with an annual turnover of 36 million British pounds (£36M) will be subject to the...more

2015 Florida Legislative Post-Session Report

by Carlton Fields on

Carlton Fields Jorden Burt’s Government Law and Consulting Practice Group released its 2015 Florida Legislative Post-Session Report detailing significant bills that passed during the 2015 Regular Session of the Florida...more

United Kingdom: New Law to Combat Supply Chain Slavery and Human Trafficking

by Littler on

The United Kingdom recently enacted the Modern Slavery Act 2015, the first law in Europe aimed at eliminating modern slavery and human trafficking from supply chains.  The Act is anticipated to take effect in October 2015....more

Government Contracts Quarterly Update - May 2015

by BakerHostetler on

The Government Contracts Quarterly Update is published by BakerHostetler’s Government Contracts Practice team to inform our clients and friends of the latest developments in federal government contracting. Topics in the...more

Federal Contractors’ Heightened Role In Combatting Human Trafficking

Companies contracting with the federal government now share a greater role in the fight against human trafficking. Effective March 2, 2015, President Obama’s Executive Order 13627 and Title XVII of the National Defense...more

Final Rule on Human Trafficking Prevention Set to Take Effect and Require Additional Compliance Actions for Certain Contractors

by Reed Smith on

Starting the first week of March, federal contractors will be subject to new prohibitions and obligations related to human trafficking. These new requirements stem from a final rule issued January 29, 2015, that significantly...more

Human Trafficking and Government Procurement: New Requirements for U.S. Federal Contractors

On January 29, the U.S. Government released a final rule establishing new anti-human trafficking requirements for U.S. government contractors. The rule amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation (“FAR”) and seeks to strengthen...more

Federal Acquisition Regulation: Amendments to Strengthen Prohibitions Against Trafficking

by Foley Hoag LLP on

On January 29, 2015, the U.S. Government released a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (“FAR”). The final rule reflects changes to proposed amendments originally released in September 2013. The...more

Modern Slavery Bill in the United Kingdom Expected to Include Public Reporting Requirement

Earlier this month, the U.K. Home Office announced that a measure requiring public reporting by British companies would be included in the Modern Slavery Bill that is currently being considered by the House of Commons. The...more

The Compliance Crystal Ball—Top 10 Compliance Trends For 2014

by Perkins Coie on

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 Changes Government Contracting - Want a government contract...more

My Favorite Blog Posts From 2013

by Thomas Fox on

One of the best things about the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), UK Bribery Act and other anti-corruption practice areas is the top notch quality of commentators. While Mike Volkov regularly derides the FCPA paparazzi...more

Human Trafficking Compliance

by Michael Volkov on

On September 26, 2013, the Federal Acquisition Regulatory (FAR) Council published proposed rules to implement new human trafficking compliance requirements on government contractors and subcontractors. President Obama signed...more

Navigant Investigations Quarterly 2013 - The Next Compliance Deluge: Understanding Foreign States’ Mandatory Corporate Social...

by Perkins Coie on

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has evolved from a “nice idea” or “marketing opportunity” to a true business imperative. Companies are increasingly becoming sophisticated with respect to CSR reporting and are checking...more

Oh Thank Heaven – The Saga Of 7-Eleven And Franchising Under The FCPA

by Thomas Fox on

Earlier this week, Jim McGrath, writing in his Internal Investigations Blog, posted a blog entitled “Human Trafficking Concerns for 7-Eleven in Wake of Payroll Scam”....more

Human Trafficking And Government Contractors

by Michael Volkov on

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

Corporate Social Responsibility and the Supply Chain

by Fenwick & West LLP on

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

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