FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 169-the First Mailbag Issue
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 108-Supply Chain Under the FCPA
Yesterday, Representatives Carolyn Maloney and Chris Smith introduced H.R. 3226, the ‘‘Business Supply Chain Transparency on Trafficking and Slavery Act of 2015.’’ ...more
News reports on human rights issues have become a steady drumbeat for companies in a variety of industries that operate in and source from nations in the developing world. The risks to companies posed by human rights abuses...more
The Modern Slavery Act was passed in March 2015. When section 54 of the Act comes into force, large businesses will be required to report annually on their efforts to ensure the business and its supply chains are free of...more
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
In this news letter:
- Preparing for greater supply chain transparency
- Will you be affected?
- Preparing the statement
- How far up your supply...more
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
The California Attorney General’s office recently sent letters to retailers and manufacturers asking them to demonstrate compliance with the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act or why they are not subject to the act....more
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
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.
On January 29, 2015, the Department of Defense (DOD), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the General Services Administration (GSA) published the final anti-human trafficking rule amending the current...more
On June 11, Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) introduced H.R. 4842, the Business Supply Chain Transparency on Trafficking and Slavery Act of 2014. The bill, if passed, would require companies to file annual reports with...more
Human Rights Watch‘s recent report, Tobacco’s Hidden Children – Hazardous Child Labor in United States Tobacco Farming, seeks to draw attention to the presence of child labor on American tobacco farms and to the significant...more
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
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
U.S. government contractors and subcontractors may need to comply with two new federal procurement rules proposed by the Obama administration to prevent the use of forced labor.
Affected companies should review and...more
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
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
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
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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