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Human Trafficking & Slave Labor Disclosure Requirements

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 -

The UK Modern Slavery Act – A Compliance Primer for Fund Managers

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

Starting this year, a significant number of fund managers based all over the world will be among the approximately 12,000 companies that will be required to publish an annual statement under the transparency provisions of the...more

Don’t Let Forced Labor and Bribery in Your Supply Chain Spoil the Holidays

by Perkins Coie on

The holiday retail season is an ideal time to check that forced labor and bribery—two top and interconnected supply-chain threats—do not undermine the success of your critical sales period. Not long ago, many in the...more

Modern slavery statements – ready, steady, publish?

by Dentons on

For each financial year ending on or after 31 March 2016, organisations with an annual turnover of at least £36 million are required, under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the Act), to publish a modern slavery statement. The Act...more

UK Modern Slavery Act Disclosure Requirements In Effect

by Fisher Phillips on

The UK Modern Slavery Act, which was signed into law on March 26, 2015, is now in effect. In addition to setting forth muscular penalties and enforcement mechanisms to address practices including “slavery, servitude, and...more

The UK Modern Slavery Act 2015 and Supply Chain Transparency: The Impact on Private Investment Funds

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

The Modern Slavery Act 2015 is new legislation introduced in the UK with the intention of combatting slavery and human trafficking. Continuing the trend for legislation to have extra-territorial reach, as illustrated by the...more

The Modern Slavery Act 2015 and Supply Chain Transparency

The Modern Slavery Act 2015 is new legislation introduced in the UK with the intention of combatting slavery and human trafficking. Continuing the trend for legislation to have extra-territorial reach, as illustrated by the...more

Modern slavery and supply chain transparency: new statutory obligations to combat slavery and human trafficking

by Dentons on

The Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the Act) came into force on 31 July 2015: businesses now have legal duties to ensure that slavery and human trafficking are not taking place in their supply chain....more

Locke Lord Article: Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement Required for Businesses Operating in the UK

by Locke Lord LLP on

In a step towards tackling the global problems of slavery and human trafficking, Her Majesty’s Government recently passed the Modern Slavery Act 2015 which includes, at Section 54, a provision (which came into force on 29...more

Look Before You Leap – Pitfalls and Tripwires Inherent in Government Contracting

Accepting money from the Government, whether through a contract, grant, or other transaction, does not come for free. In the commercial world, companies typically engage in a cost/benefit analysis when they make major...more

The UK Modern Slavery Act and Supply Chain Responsibility

by Fenwick & West LLP on

In October 2015, the UK Modern Slavery Act (MSA) became effective, which requires all companies doing business in the UK with worldwide turnover of at least £36 million (or approximately $51 million as of the date of this...more

When Transparency Is Not Enough: Class Action Litigation Under California’s Transparency in Supply Chains Act

Passed in 2010, the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act has a worthy aim: requiring retailers and manufacturers doing big business in California to disclose what measures, if any, they are taking to ensure their...more

Modern Slavery Act 2015 - Supply Chain Transparency – new legal duties now in force

by Dentons on

The Modern Slavery Act 2015 (MSA) has introduced a new obligation on businesses to report what they are doing to combat slavery and human trafficking....more

Modern Slavery

by DLA Piper on

The concept of slavery may seem archaic in modern Scotland, yet a Home Office report last month said 111 human trafficking victim referrals were made in Scotland in 2014. A significant proportion related to labour...more

Forced Labour and Human Trafficking: NewObligation to Publish Annual Statement

by McDermott Will & Emery on

A new obligation has been introduced requiring large commercial organisations operating in the United Kingdom to publish a “slavery and human trafficking statement” at the end of each financial year....more

UK Government Publishes Guidance on Preparing Slavery and Human Trafficking Statements

by Morgan Lewis on

The Modern Slavery Act 2015 requires commercial organisations operating in the UK to produce statements outlining the steps taken to ensure that no slavery exists in businesses or supply chains. The Modern Slavery Act...more

Employment Law Commentary, October 2015

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

EU Employment Issues In M&A Transactions - Across industry sectors, there is one thing that all organizations have in common—people. Every organization needs a workforce to steer it in the right direction. This means...more

U.K. Modern Slavery Act: Five Things You Need to Know

The transparency provisions of the U.K. Modern Slavery Act went into effect on October 29. At the same time, the U.K. Government has released guidance for companies seeking to comply with the Act....more

Government publishes guidance on the reporting obligation in the Modern Slavery Act

by Reed Smith on

Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act (MSA) requires certain businesses to publish an annual statement explaining what steps they are taking to ensure there is no modern slavery within their own business and their supply...more

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

There continue to be regular developments in the business and human rights field that warrant attention from both companies and their stakeholders. New legislation and regulation, shifting policy positions, and developments...more

Alert: Modern Slavery Act 2015

by Cooley LLP on

Larger businesses will soon be required to prepare an annual, public-facing, slavery and human trafficking statement under new requirements imposed by the Modern Slavery Act 2015. This obligation is commonly referred to as...more

U.K. Modern Slavery Act: New Disclosure Requirements for Companies Operating in the United Kingdom

by Foley Hoag LLP on

Companies that do business in the United Kingdom should assess their exposure to the U.K. Modern Slavery Act, which goes into effect this October. The transparency provisions of the Act are applicable to companies that do any...more

U.K. Modern Slavery Act: New Disclosure Requirements for Companies Operating in the United Kingdom

Companies that do business in the United Kingdom should assess their exposure to the U.K. Modern Slavery Act, which goes into effect this October. The transparency provisions of the Act are applicable to companies that do any...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

UK Adopts New Anti-Slavery Disclosure Requirement

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

Prime Minister Cameron announced on July 29 that from October 2015 the UK will require commercial organisations to publish annual slavery and human trafficking statements. The requirement will apply to all commercial...more

The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act: New Guidance and Increased Enforcement Efforts

The State of California has recently stepped up enforcement of the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act, which went into effect on January 1, 2012. The California Department of Justice has also issued new guidance on...more

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