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Human Trafficking & Slave Labor Due Diligence

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

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

Modern Slavery Act Guidance - The "Race To The Top" Begins

by Allen & Overy LLP on

On 29 October 2015, the provisions in the UK Modern Slavery Act (the Act) on transparency in supply chains (TiSC) came into force and the government published its long-awaited Guidance. The first organisations who will have...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

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

The Modern Slavery Act 2015

by Morgan Lewis on

The UK’s Modern Slavery Act is an effort by the government to end all forms of labour exploitation. The UK’s Modern Slavery Act 2015 aims to prevent all forms of labour exploitation and increase transparency of labour...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

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

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

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

Modern Slavery Act - Preparing For Greater Supply Chain Transparency

by Allen & Overy LLP on

In this news letter: - Preparing for greater supply chain transparency - Background - Timing - Will you be affected? - Preparing the statement - How far up your supply...more

Final Anti-Trafficking Rule to Impose New – and Uncertain – Obligations on Contractors

In late January, the FAR Council issued its long-awaited final rule amending the FAR to strengthen the U.S. Government’s policy against human trafficking. As discussed below, the amendments may have far-reaching compliance...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

After the Super Bowl: Human Trafficking Occurs More Than Once a Year

Over the past week, significant attention has been paid to the risks of sex trafficking associated with the Super Bowl. Law enforcement resources were dedicated to identifying traffickers and ensuring that services are...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 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

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