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Human Trafficking Rules Now in Effect for Government Contractors

Joe Mont | March 2, 2015

On March 2, new requirements related to human trafficking went into effect for nearly 300,000 government contractors.  

A rule approved last month by the Defense Department, General Services Administration, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration, amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation. It imposes new reporting requirements, 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 States must develop and maintain a trafficking compliance plan and certify that, to the best of their knowledge, neither they nor any of their subcontractors has engaged in trafficking-related activities.

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