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SB 657 – California Attorney General Gearing up for Enforcement Actions

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Perhaps you have just received a letter from the California Attorney General seeking your voluntary participation in an on-line survey regarding your company’s compliance with the supply chain and anti-slavery and anti-human trafficking disclosures required by the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act? Be careful.   Compliance with SB 657 was required by January 1, 2012 for certain companies that sell goods in California with annual worldwide gross receipts over $100 million.  In 2012, compliance consisted of make 5-6 disclosures on a company’s website – its business homepage [...]Read more

Product Sellers into California Market Will Have New Requirements to Disclose their Efforts to Eradicate Slavery and Human Trafficking in Their Global Supply Chain

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Commencing on January 1, 2012, retail sellers and manufacturers selling goods in the State of California will have new obligations to disclose their efforts to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from their direct supply chains for tangible goods offered for sale. As we indicated in our earlier September 7th blog, there was a high likelihood that the bill SB 657, entitled the “California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010” might be signed into law by the end of the month. On September 30th, Governor Schwarzenegger signed the bill stating, “I am proud that in California, we have [...]Read more

Product Sellers in California May Soon Have New Requirements to Regulate Slavery and Human Trafficking in Their Supply Chain

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The California legislature recently approved SB 657 and sent it to Governor Schwarzenegger for his signature. The “California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010” would, “beginning January 1, 2012, require retail sellers and manufacturers doing business in the state to disclose their efforts to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from their direct supply chains for tangible goods offered for sale, as specified.” The legislation requires companies to post on their websites answers to questions surrounding their supply chain management to help eradicate slavery and human trafficking. [...]Read more