Purging Slavery From Calif.'s Supply Chain

Law360, New York (February 7, 2012, 6:27 PM EST) -- On Jan. 1, 2012, the California Transparency in Supply Chain Act [1] took effect. The new act seeks to require companies to make disclosures regarding their supply chain policies on human trafficking and slavery.

Despite its name, the law is quite likely to impact the non-California, worldwide operations of many companies. Yet, the act has attached little notice outside the realm of advocacy groups and lawyers with e-commerce, technology or supply chain practices.

Background

On Feb. 27, 2010, California State Senator Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, introduced the...
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