Human Trafficking & Slave Labor Corporate Social Responsibility

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 +
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Agricultural Sector Companies Face Increased Scrutiny on Human Rights-Related Risks

Agricultural sector companies, and companies with large agricultural supply chains, face new scrutiny from investors and other stakeholders concerning human rights-related risks in their corporate supply chains. Key issues...more

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

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

Looking Ahead: Five Developments We’ll be Watching in 2013

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

Human Trafficking: California and President Obama Lay Out New Requirements for Prevention of Human Trafficking and Forced Labor

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

Corporate Responsibility for Human Trafficking & Five Steps that Your Company Can Take Right Now

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

EEOC Releases Performance and Accountability Report Under New Strategic Plan

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

Does the Communications Decency Act Protect Human Trafficking?

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

Corporate Social Responsibility and the Supply Chain

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

The Government on Combatting Human Trafficking: "We REALLY, REALLY Mean It"

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

Human Rights Due Diligence – An Emerging Requirement in State and Federal Legislation

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

Want a Federal Government Contract? Now You Must Join the Fight Against Human Trafficking

On September 25, 2012, President Obama signed a groundbreaking Executive Order designed to strengthen protections against trafficking in persons in federal contracting. Among other requirements, the Executive Order requires...more

January 1, 2012 Deadline for Large Companies Doing Business in California to Publicly Disclose Efforts To Eradicate Slavery and...

The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 (Cal. Civ. Code § 1714.43 and Cal. Rev. & Tax. Code § 19547.5) (the "Act"), requires retail sellers and manufacturers doing business in California and having annual...more

New California Disclosure Requirements Regarding Slavery and Human Trafficking in Supply Chains to Take Effect on January 1, 2012

The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 (TSCA) will go into effect on January 1, 2012. The TSCA will require certain companies with more than $100 million in annual worldwide gross receipts that do business...more

New California Law Requires Disclosures Regarding Human Trafficking and Slavery

A new California law called “The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010” will go into effect Jan. 1, 2012. This law affects any retailers and manufacturers “doing business” in California with annual global gross...more

Human Trafficking Disclosure – What Do Smoot And Hawley Have To Do With It?

Last February, I wrote this post about SB 657, the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010. This legislation will take effect on January 1, 2012 and will require retail sellers and manufacturers doing business...more

SB 657 - Steinberg. Human Trafficking

The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010

Copy of 'The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010' a bill that goes into effect in January, 2012, and addresses the issue of corporate accountability in human traffic and slavery. Corporations doing businesses...more

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