Transparency in Supply Chains Act

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Increased Activity Seen Under the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act Is Your Company Prepared?

In April 2015, the California Department of Justice began, for the first time, to send letters to companies regarding compliance with the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act. The Act, effective January 1, 2012,...more

California Transparency in Supply Chain Act Update

On April 13, 2015, California Attorney General Kamala Harris issued “A Resource Guide” for companies subject to California’s Transparency in the Supply Chain Act (the “Act”). This resource guide was published in conjunction...more

California AG Initiates Supply Chain Act Disclosure Review; Enforcement Actions Likely to Follow

The California Attorney General has kicked off a campaign to ensure that companies are complying with their obligations under the state’s Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010. On April 1, 2015, the AG’s office sent...more

California DOJ Surprises More Than 100 Retailers with Transparency in Supply Chains Act Notification

This week, the California Attorney General’s Department of Justice sent letters to a large number of retailers, notifying those retailers that they may be subject to California's Transparency in Supply Chains Act (the “Act”...more

Top 10 Compliance Trends For 2014

As 2013 wraps up, 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 on Trafficking in Government Contracts —...more

California Transparency in Supply Chains Act

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. ...more

The 2012 Global Employer: Highlights of Littler's Fifth Annual Global Employer Institute

In this report: - I. Sustainable Innovations for a Changing Global Workforce - II. Forging a Global HR Team to Align with a Global Business: Transparency and Integration - III. Developing an Effective Global...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

CalPERS Agrees That It Will Not Enforce Conflict Of Interest Policy

As discussed in this post, I had petitioned the Office of Administrative Law for a determination that the Statement of Investment Policy for External Investment Resource Conflict of Interest adopted by the California Public...more

Perils of the Global Supply Chain, Part 2: Supply Chain Responsibility, Or Else.

Twenty years ago less than 100 companies worldwide disclosed or reported on their supply chain compliance or corporate social responsibility (CSR) practices. Those that did were trailblazers supporting the idea that...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

New Conflict-Minerals Disclosure Rules Impact U.S. and Foreign Companies Using or Supplying Minerals

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently approved the much debated "conflict minerals" due diligence disclosure rules originally developed in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act of 2010. The rules, which were...more

Compliance With the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010

The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 (the “Act”) was enacted into law on September 30, 2010. According to Section 2 of the Act, the Act’s purpose is to “ensure large retailers and manufacturers provide...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

California's SB657: Lead Your Industry By Preventing Slavery and Human Trafficking In the Supply Chain

SB657 is effective January 1, 2012. Are you preprared to lead your industry in preventing human trafficking in the supply chain?...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

California To Require Website Disclosure Regarding Efforts To Eradicate Slavery And Human Trafficking

In this post, Broc Romanek declares the new federal conflict minerals disclosure requirement to be the “Dodd-Frank sleeper”. Here in California, I think the “sleeper” of its 2009-2010 legislative session is the California...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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