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 ...