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Former State Department Lawyers Ask Supreme Court To Leave FSIA Scope To Congress

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On September 10, former US State Department lawyers filed a joint amicus brief in the Supreme Court encouraging the justices to reverse a DC Circuit court decision altering the FSIA. The Amicus Brief - Filed in support...more

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Updated Guidance For Employers On The Illinois Workplace Transparency Act’s Disclosure Mandate: Adverse Judgment Reports Due By...

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Nearly one year after Governor JB Pritzker signed the Illinois Workplace Transparency Act (WTA), the Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) issued much-needed guidance on one of the WTA’s most arduous requirements—the...more

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The Forgotten History of Labor Day – and What It Means for Compliance Professionals

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This Monday, most U.S. workers and their families will be celebrating Labor Day. Like many holidays it has been sanitized over time, observed primarily through sales, cookouts, and parades. Behind these quaint scenes,...more

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Australia's Two Modern Slavery Acts

The Australian Government has launched an online register that publishes companies’ statements on their compliance with the country’s Federal Modern Slavery Act of 2018. The website, which is searchable and available to the...more

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ESG: The Building Blocks of a Sustainable and Resilient Business Strategy [Part 1 of 4]

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Before the global COVID-19 pandemic, the debate around environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors as drivers for long-term shareholder value was underway in earnest. Those discussions have continued with even more...more

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AI Update: EU High-Level Expert Group Publishes Requirements for Trustworthy AI and European Commission Unveils Plans for AI...

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Assessment List for Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence - On July 17, 2020, the European High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence (“AI HLEG”) presented its final Assessment List for Trustworthy Artificial...more

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Federal Court Blocks HHS Rule on Sexual Orientation

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The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York has blocked the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) from enforcing a new rule that limited sex discrimination in healthcare to discrimination based...more

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Face-off on Use of Biometric Technology in the UK

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In one of the world’s first test cases regarding the legality of the use of automated facial recognition and biometric technology, on 11 August 2020 the English Court of Appeal handed down judgment in R (Bridges) v CC South...more

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Corporate America can be a Powerful Force for Good to Root out Modern-Day Slavery

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Key Takeaways - Slave, forced, and child labor is a modern-day reality impacting some 40 million people throughout the world, by some estimates. Such practices are—and have always been—repugnant, and certainly have no place...more

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Illinois Employers Must Report Final Adverse Judgments, Administrative Rulings By October 31, 2020

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The first annual report to the Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) of employers’ information about adverse judgments or administrative rulings against them in the prior year is due October 31, 2020. Section 2-108 of...more

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Suffolk County, NY Bans Hairstyle and Religious Garment Discrimination

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Effective July 23, 2020, Suffolk County, New York amended its Human Rights Law to ban race and religious discrimination based on hairstyle, hair texture, and religious garments as components of “group identity” under the...more

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Know Your Rights: Proskauer Partners with The Legal Aid Society to Provide Information and Resources to Immigrants

Many immigrant families in the U.S. live with the fear that their loved ones will be detained on very short notice during Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) raids. Just this week, a Proskauer pro bono volunteer answered...more

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Stockholders Versus Stakeholders — Cutting the Gordian Knot

Directors of most for-profit U.S. corporations have long considered the corporation’s relationships with customers, employees, suppliers and the communities in which they operate — sometimes referred to as “stakeholders” — in...more

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ESG takes center stage amid economic crisis and social unrest

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Strong ESG credentials and long-term plans to improve their relationship with society and the environment are increasingly important to ensure companies’ access to capital. Environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters...more

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Romanian seasonal workers face forced labor conditions in German slaughterhouses

Report on Supply Chain Compliance 3, no. 14 (July 23, 2020)  - A report by Deutsche Welle asserts that seasonal workers in Germany are being exploited by major German companies and subcontractors that pay them low wages,...more

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Labor Trafficking in Corporate Supply Chains—Summer 2020 Update

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Courts and legislatures both in the United States and abroad continue to prioritize the eradication of labor trafficking in corporate supply chains. Labor trafficking litigation in the United States remains widespread and...more

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US Imposes Sanctions on 11 Chinese Companies, Citing Human Rights Violations

On July 22, 2020, the U.S. Department of Commerce issued a final rule adding 11 Chinese companies (Listed Entities) to the Bureau of Industry and Security’s (BIS) Entity List for allegedly “engaging in or enabling activities...more

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Illinois Department of Human Rights Publishes FAQs on Workplace Transparency Act Reporting Mandate

Our September 10, 2019, article on the Illinois Workplace Transparency Act (IWTA) focused on various provisions of the expansive legislation signed into law by Governor J. B. Pritzker on August 9, 2019. Though most provisions...more

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Senator Hawley Introduces Slave-Free Business Certification Act

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On July 20, 2020, Senator Josh Hawely (R-MO) introduced the Slave-Free Business Certification Act of 2020 (Act), which would require certain large companies to investigate and report on forced labor within their supply...more

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Dentons Flashpoint - July 24, 2020

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Globally, new virus cases and deaths hit a record high as the US surpasses 4 million cases. French and German business activity picked up strongly in July while Eurozone consumer confidence dropped. China ordered the closure...more

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Human Rights Due Diligence: Increasing Regulatory Pressure for Clean Supply Chains

- There is increasing regulatory, commercial and media attention in the U.K. and the EU regarding the role of human rights in company supply chains. - The U.K. and the EU are introducing specific measures around human...more

Bilzin Sumberg

Leading the Way for Social Change: A Prolonged and Focused Path

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The recent deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, and the resulting protests around the country, pushed the ongoing issues of racial injustice and inequality in the United States to the forefront of our national...more

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As the United States Targets China’s Human Rights Abuses, Companies Should Prepare for Stricter Due Diligence on Forced Labor

As the United States seeks to take more forceful action punishing China for its escalating human rights abuses against Muslim ethnic minorities in the Xinjiang autonomous region and the citizens of Hong Kong, international...more

Proskauer - Proskauer For Good

Demanding Withdrawal of Proposed DHS Rule Harmful to LGBTQ and HIV-Affected Asylum Seekers

Pervasive anti-LGBTQ violence around the world causes many individuals to flee their countries of origin in search of safety. The past few years have been tremendously difficult for immigrants of all walks of life, but...more

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Currents - Energy Industry Insights: Issue 27, July 2020

Big Oil repeatedly remanded to state courts - will SCOTUS come to the rescue? "Oil companies facing suits by state and local governments that want them to bear a share of the cost of responding to the consequences of...more

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