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    Report: Human trafficking undeterred by COVID-19

    2021-08-05T15:56:00Z

    While many aspects of life over the last year have stagnated because of the pandemic, human trafficking has not slowed down. A new report from the U.S. Department of State explores the latest trends.

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    Is human trafficking financial services’ blind spot?

    2020-10-20T16:24:00Z

    A new report from BAE Systems demonstrates just how far we have to go in the fight against money laundering, particularly when it comes to human trafficking.

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    The reputation-shredding scourge of human trafficking

    2019-02-27T15:30:00Z

    Recent headlines, sparked by a billionaire’s alleged bad choices, should serve as a reminder of the brand damage companies could face from their involvement in human trafficking and the use, intentional or otherwise, of slave and child labor.

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    DoJ: Seized Website was a hotbed of sex, trafficking, money laundering

    2018-04-11T14:30:00Z

    The Justice Department this week seized backpage.com, an online forum for prostitution ads, including those related to child trafficking. Days later, President Trump signed into law a bill that carves away one-time legal protections for such sites.

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    After six years, bill to combat human trafficking inches closer to law

    2018-03-28T14:45:00Z

    The Senate passed the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act with an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote of 97-2. The bill, part of a six-year effort, ammends the Communications Decency Act to allow for the reporting of potential indicators of slavery..

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    Hearing assesses link between human trafficking, U.S. financial markets

    2018-01-31T14:00:00Z

    The House Financial Services Committee held a hearing this week to solicit expert opinion on how human traffickers exploit U.S. financial markets and what more can be done to strike back.

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    Labor Dept. devotes $60M in fight against human trafficking

    2018-01-03T11:45:00Z

    The Department of Labor is doling out nearly $60 million in grants to promote labor law enforcement and help end exploitative labor practices in 25 of the United State's trade partner countries.

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    Senate advances human trafficking bills, debates Communications Decency Act

    2017-09-20T14:30:00Z

    Bills aiming to keep human trafficking off the nation’s roadways roadways passed in the Senate this week. Next up: a legislative effort seeking to attack the problem of Internet-facilitated human trafficking, the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act of 2017.

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    Australia mulls Modern Slavery Act

    2017-06-27T09:30:00Z

    ‘Land Down Under’ formalizes efforts to attack supply chain slavery issues and human trafficking.

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    Bipartisan bill targets human trafficking

    2017-05-10T10:45:00Z

    Recently filed, bipartisan legislation seeks to further engage and empower financial institutions when it comes to identifying and reporting suspicions of human trafficking.

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    Beyond complying with the Modern Slavery Act

    2016-04-06T10:30:00Z

    Companies troubling over how to report due diligence procedures on eliminating human trafficking under the U.K. Modern Slavery Act have been given some help. A new guide from U.K.-based civil society organizations advises companies on how to embed such procedures into their reports. Although the reports are certainly important, says ...

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    New law adds to forced labor concerns

    2016-03-15T21:15:00Z

    In recent weeks, companies have learned—some the hard way—that the government is getting even more serious about human trafficking and forced labor issues. While a new law targets international trade, potentially blocking forbidden products at the U.S. border, an expanding view of joint-employer arrangements is also causing concern for domestic ...

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    New U.K. Law Turns Up Heat on Human Trafficking Transparency

    2015-09-29T13:45:00Z

    Image: Companies doing business in the United Kingdom, take note: a new law in the country establishes new disclosure obligations about what you’re doing to tackle slavery and human trafficking in your operations, as well your supply chain. “Companies should start preparing to ensure compliance with the legislation as soon ...

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    Human Trafficking Lawsuits Expose Companies to Greater Supply Chain Risk

    2015-09-09T13:30:00Z

    Image: While you were worrying about conflict minerals, class-action lawsuits over cat food and shrimp cocktail have emerged as the new compliance risk. Suits against Nestlé and Costco both claim the companies used shrimp produced using slave labor in Thailand. What’s more, plaintiffs are using required supply chain disclosures from ...

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    Bill to Require SEC Disclosures on Human Trafficking

    2015-07-30T14:45:00Z

    U.S. Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) and Chris Smith (D-N.J.) have introduced the Business Supply Chain Transparency on Trafficking and Slavery Act of 2015. The bill would require large public companies to disclose measures to prevent human trafficking, slavery, and child labor in their supply chains as part of annual ...

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    Human Trafficking Compliance Arrives for Federal Contractors

    2015-03-24T11:45:00Z

    Image: Starting this month, government contractors must ensure that their supply chain is free of human-trafficking activities. The thicket of new requirements isn’t too different conceptually from other compliance obligations, but the nuances of human-trafficking risk will pose some tricky policy challenges. Companies previously might not have thought much about ...

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    Human Trafficking Rules Now in Effect for Government Contractors

    2015-03-02T12:15:00Z

    On March 2, new reporting requirements related to human trafficking went into effect for nearly 300,000 government contractors. Those performing work exceeding $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 sub-contractors engage ...

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    Federal Contractors Face Human Trafficking Compliance

    2015-02-02T16:15:00Z

    A new rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation requires that federal contractors doing more than $500,000 in business outside the United States develop a human trafficking compliance plan and certify that, to the best of their knowledge, neither they nor any of their sub-contractors has engaged in forced labor.