Topic: slavery

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Child Labor, Whistleblower Protections, Swiss Banks, FATCA Compliance

Turns out that when he wasn’t developing the general theory of relativity, Albert Einstein also invented … a refrigerator. Here’s the patent to prove it, granted November 11, 1930. Complying with child and forced labor laws around the world is more than good business sense – it’s also the right thing to do… (Cheryl Behymer… Read more »

2012 in Review – The Most Popular Corporate Law Report Posts of the Year

What’s on your mind? Four themes in particular, if we go by what you’ve read over the past year: Legal issues related to doing business internationally Dodd-Frank regulations and other financial reforms Intellectual property Health care, including in particular HIPAA regulations and health care reform As popular as those issues were, however, there are many… Read more »

California Transparency in Supply Chains Act: How Are Businesses Responding?

The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act, which requires certain companies doing business in the state of California to report on their efforts to eliminate slavery and human trafficking from their supply chains, went into effect on January 1, 2012. The law requires retailers and manufacturers with more than $100 million in annual gross receipts… Read more »

California Transparency in Supply Chains Act Takes Effect January 1, 2012

“… covered retailers and manufacturers must, at a minimum, disclose to what extent, if any, the retailer, seller or manufacturer does each of the following: 1. Engages in verification of product supply chains to evaluate and address risks of human trafficking and slavery. The disclosure shall specify if the verification was not conducted by a… Read more »

Human Trafficking & Slavery Law Comes to California Business

“Although the law does not require companies to take specific actions other than the disclosures, companies affected by the law should see this as an opportunity to actually take steps to make their supply chains free of slave labor or human trafficking…” We’re watching with interest law firm coverage of The California Transparency in Supply… Read more »