US Enlists Contractors In Anti-Trafficking Struggle

Law360, New York (October 2, 2012, 6:06 PM EDT) -- The White House has used an executive order to recruit federal contractors for the U.S. government's attempt to fight labor trafficking at home and abroad, but some experts say comprehensive legislation is still needed to stamp out trafficking violations under U.S. contracts.

Congress has proposed several legislative solutions that drew support from both Democrats and Republicans, but failed to push any legislation through the political gridlock in Washington, D.C. The White House executive order incorporates many of the ideas put forth in legislation, but unlike some earlier proposals, does not focus on criminal or civil penalties. Instead, it gives contractors an...

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