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November 22, 2022

New York to Require Human Trafficking Recognition Training for Certain Hospitality Employees

New York State Governor Kathy Hochul recently signed into law eight pieces of legislation designed to combat human trafficking.

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October 28, 2022

Canada’s Proposed Modern Slavery Act Would Impose Significant Annual Reporting Obligations on Certain Private-Sector Entities

The Modern Slavery Act would require certain government institutions and private-sector entities to report annually on measures they have taken to prevent and reduce the risk that they or their supply chains are using forced or child labour.

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October 11, 2022

Recent Human Rights Due Diligence Law Developments in the European Union, Switzerland, and Japan

National and supranational legislatures continue to develop laws requiring employers to conduct due diligence of their operations and those of their business partners in order to address human rights risks such as forced labor and child labor.

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March 15, 2022

The Ukraine/Russia Conflict & Related Sanctions: 7 Pressing Questions Employers Are Asking

The war in Ukraine has persisted and Western countries have continued to ramp up sanctions against Russia. Employers with workforces in these countries have raised many employment law questions – some of them unprecedented.

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March 1, 2022

The Ukraine Conflict & Related Sanctions: What Is the Impact on Global Workforces?

The Russian military’s recent invasion of Ukraine, and the related sanctions against Russia have many companies asking: how does this chaos impact our workforces in those countries?

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February 14, 2022

The Fashion Industry Meets Human Rights Due Diligence: New York’s Proposed “Fashion Sustainability and Social Accountability Act”

In January 2022, the New York State Senate introduced a bill that seeks to impose significant human rights and environmental due diligence and disclosure obligations on fashion retail sellers and manufacturers operating in the state of New York.

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January 3, 2022

U.S. Enacts Law Barring Products Made With Forced Labor in China

On December 23, 2021, President Biden signed into law the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, which bars the importation into the United States of products made from forced labor in the Xinjiang region of China.

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October 28, 2021

Europe and Canada Seek to Mandate Human Rights Due Diligence and Transparency Obligations on Companies and Their Global Partners

This year has seen a number of international and regional legislative efforts imposing human rights due diligence and transparency obligations on multinational employers.

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November 5, 2019

United Nations Takes Another Step in Developing a Treaty on Business and Human Rights

Since it was established in 2014, a United Nations Inter-Governmental Working Group has met annually to develop a multilateral treaty to attempt to hold businesses legally accountable for harms that may be related to their global operations.

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October 15, 2019

Littler Lightbulb: Highlighting Global Human Rights Topics

Human rights issues increasingly require the assistance of experienced counsel to help employers navigate very fluid and complex legal, business and societal considerations. This article illuminates key topics facing the international business community.

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