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Federal Contractors Face Human Trafficking Compliance

Joe Mont | February 2, 2015

If you are among the estimated 300,000 companies that conduct business with the government prepare for yet another supply chain compliance concern. A final rule released late last week by the Defense Department, General Services Administration, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation to strengthen prohibitions on human trafficking.

The new FAR rule, which imposes new reporting requirements on companies with federal contracts, expands upon existing laws and makes good on objectives detailed in a 2012 Executive Order by President Barack Obama. It prohibits federal contractors and subcontractors from charging employees recruitment fees or using misleading or fraudulent recruitment practices. Those performing work over $500,000 outside the United...

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