White House Targets Contractors With Anti-Trafficking Order

Law360, New York (September 25, 2012, 8:41 PM EDT) -- The White House on Tuesday issued an executive order strengthening protections against human trafficking among federal contractors, implementing proposed changes that are currently stalled in Congress.

The executive order prohibits misleading potential employees about living and working conditions, charging employees recruitment fees, denying employees access to their passports or drivers' licenses and failing to pay return transportation costs to employees.

The order also requires government contractors to set up a compliance plan and to agree to allow access to government agencies for audits and investigations to...
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