Supply chain responsibility and the prevention of human rights violations is a burden shared by all companies. It is also the subject of new state and federal legislation. The ground breaking California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010, effective Jan. 1, 2012, requires company disclosure of efforts ensuring that supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking. Learn about what companies are subject to under the act, similar state acts and pending federal legislation, as well as the role of U.S. companies in eliminating slavery and human trafficking during this free webinar. A panel of experts will discuss what affirmative conduct companies must undertake to comply with disclosures, what companies must do internally and disclose publicly to verify anti-slavery and anti-trafficking suppliers, and more.

On May 9, 2012 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM, EST, Matthew Fischer of Sedgwick LLP, Maureen Gorsen of Alston & Bird LLP and Sarah Youngblood of Schiff Hardin LLP will discuss the following topics:

•The role of US companies in eliminating slavery and human trafficking.
•What companies are subject to the Act?
•Why require disclosure of efforts to eliminate slavery and trafficking without actually requiring efforts to eliminate these crimes against humanity?
•The affirmative conduct required of subjected companies to comply with disclosures – website language, other customer notification standards, etc.
•If you are verifying anti-slavery and anti-trafficking suppliers, what must you do internally and disclose publicly?
•Determining if your company is indirectly subject to the Act
•Knowing where you do business: What other states have similar acts?
•Pending federal legislation influenced by the California Act: The pending Business Transparency on Trafficking and Slavery Act (HR 2759)

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