Businesses Target Human Trafficking
Nine global businesses are partnering to fight human trafficking, pledging to share their resources, expertise and influence to help combat the growing problem that has been described as modern-day slavery.
DOL Releases Report on Child Labor
Despite decades of fighting appalling forms of child labor, U.S. government officials say the problem is still prevalent worldwide
21 Million Worldwide Are Victims of Forced Labor
Almost 21 million people worldwide are victims of forced labor, according to an estimate by the International Labour Organization.
Bills Introduced to Halt Human Trafficking by Federal Contractors
A bipartisan group of members of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate has proposed legislation to crack down on human trafficking by federal contractors.
Human Trafficking: Who's Inspecting the Inspectors?
Ensuring the integrity of the supply chain has become a top priority for multinational corporations as they strive to protect their brand names from being linked to unethical and illegal employment practices such as child labor and human trafficking.
Keep An Open Ear
When the owner of the Holiday Inn Express and Sleep Inn in Douglas, Wyo., was approached about hiring Filipino nationals to work at her hotels in late 2008, she had no experience hiring foreign workers. The agency, Giant Labor Solutions, would handle the paperwork. It seemed like a good idea at the time. But she soon realized something was wrong.
Hotels Guard Against Sex Trafficking
Hotels and airlines are training employees to prevent their facilities from being used by sex traffickers.
Multitude of Laws Used to Sue Human Traffickers
The Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA), which strengthened criminal laws against human traffickers, is the main law used by plaintiffs against human traffickers, but there are a host of other laws that might be invoked as well.
Apparel Companies Fall Short of Trafficking Disclosure Requirements
One-quarter of apparel makers are flouting a California law by not disclosing their efforts to combat human trafficking, according to a University of Delaware study.
How HR Professionals Can Help Combat This Shocking Crime.
The U.S. has become a top destination for victims lured by promises of jobs and then forced to work for little or no pay.
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Juniper Networks is turning words on the wall into behaviors in action.
EU Adopts Directive to Fight Human Trafficking
The European Commission has adopted a directive on preventing and combatting trafficking in human beings and sexual and labor exploitation in the European Union (EU).
EEOC Cracks Down on Bias Against Foreign Employees
Foreign workers who were trafficked into the United States underwent severe abuse and discrimination in California, Washington, Mississippi, Texas and Hawaii, according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), which filed three lawsuits April 20, 2011, against labor brokers, farms and a marine services company.
New Calif. Law Focuses on Human Trafficking
Large retail sellers and manufacturers doing business in California now are required to disclose their efforts to remove slavery and human trafficking from their direct supply chains for tangible goods offered for sale. The California Transparency in Supply Chain Act went into effect on Jan. 1, 2012.
Professor Sues Under Human Trafficking Law
A Florida professor asked the university to foot the bill for his labor certification, which he needed to continue to work in the United States. The university agreed, but when it added to the professor’s workload, he sued under the Trafficking Victims Protection Act.