Senate Advances Bill Targeting Contractors' Worker Trafficking

Law360, New York (July 2, 2012, 3:56 PM EDT) -- A U.S. Senate committee on Friday advanced a bipartisan bill that would hold government contractors and subcontractors more accountable for human trafficking of employees in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere, with penalties up to and including criminal charges.

The bill, which would require contractors to create anti-trafficking compliance plans and to report to federal agencies any evidence that their subcontractors had engaged in trafficking, now goes to the Senate floor after the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee approved it by a voice vote.

The bill defines...
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