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Dec
4
2018
Insight

Australia Passes Law Requiring Large Companies to Report on Modern Slavery

On November 29, 2018, the Australian Government passed the Modern Slavery Act 2018, which requires certain companies operating in Australia to report annually on their efforts to address modern slavery in their operations and supply chains.

Nov
13
2018
Insight

Employers are Preparing Now to Tackle 2019's Newest Labor and Employment Laws

As 2018 draws to a close, employers are looking to the next wave of labor and employment laws and regulations that will take effect in 2019 and beyond.

Nov
7
2018
Insight

United Nations Further Deliberates a Treaty Seeking to Impose Corporate Liability for Human Rights Violations

A United Nations working group recently debated a first draft of a multilateral treaty addressing human rights violations committed by businesses.

Oct
2
2018
ASAP

California Enacts Two Laws Aimed At Combating Human Trafficking

Two new California laws seek to combat human trafficking through required training and mandatory notice postings.

Oct
1
2018
Insight

California’s Newest Laws: It’s Shocktober for Employers!

Governor Brown has signed into law a jaw-dropping number of bills that pertain to labor and employment issues, including expanded liability and training obligations surrounding sexual harassment.

Jul
13
2018
Insight

Australia: New South Wales Introduces Law Requiring Companies to Report on Modern Slavery

The Australian State of New South Wales recently passed the Modern Slavery Bill of 2018, which requires covered companies to release an annual statement that details the steps taken to ensure their operations and suppliers do not engage in modern slavery.

May
10
2018
Insight

U.S. Supreme Court Forecloses Liability of Foreign Corporations Under the Alien Tort Statute

On April 24, 2018, in a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court held that foreign corporations cannot be sued in the United States under the Alien Tort Statute.

Apr
16
2018
Insight

Hong Kong Considers Draft Law Requiring Companies to Report on Modern Slavery

The Hong Kong legislature is currently considering draft legislation which, if enacted, will require certain companies—including those incorporated outside of Hong Kong—to publish a “slavery and human trafficking statement.”

Feb
13
2018
Insight

Canada Announces Two New Initiatives To Hold Companies Accountable For Human Rights Violations Abroad

The Canadian Government recently announced two new initiatives to “strengthen Canada’s approach to responsible business conduct for Canadian companies doing business and operating abroad.”

Feb
6
2018
Insight

Proposed Act Seeks to Require Large Companies Operating in Australia to Report on Modern Slavery

The Australian Government has announced plans to release draft legislation proposing the introduction of a “modern slavery in supply chains” reporting requirement.

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