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The Modern Slavery Act 2015 consolidates and codifies the law on modern slavery. The key provision in the Modern Slavery Act 2015 for UK employers is section 54, which requires large commercial organisations to prepare a slavery and human trafficking statement for each financial year.
5 Mar 2021
MPs want Boohoo to link its bonus scheme for senior executives to achievement of its pledges on workers’ rights.
4 Feb 2021
Many proposed employment law changes that the government has put forward in the last few years have stalled, mainly as...
11 Nov 2020
2020 was the year that HR was required to react to the unexpected, but it’s now time to plan for...
9 Nov 2020
The BEIS Committee is trying to gauge the potential use of forced labour in China in brands' supply chains. We report on the first evidence hearing.
19 Oct 2020
In the latest sign of growing fears among the large accountancy firms over reputational damage, PwC is set to resign as auditor of fashion retailer Boohoo.
12 Oct 2020
The government has been accused of inaction over alleged worker exploitation in textile factories that supply major clothing brands, with...
1 Oct 2020
Ten years ago, the Equality Act 2010 consolidated discrimination laws into a single piece of legislation. We highlight 10 key...
28 Sep 2020
Boohoo’s senior directors knew about ‘serious issues’ with workplace conditions at the company’s Leicester factories since at least last December, a review has concluded.
22 Sep 2020
Organisations will be required to regularly publish their modern slavery statements via a new government reporting service and must be...
18 Sep 2020
Clothing brands and government to be investigated by MPs over links with exploitation of oppressed people in China.
20 Jul 2020
Retailers, MPs, charities and campaign groups have urged the home secretary to take action on alleged worker exploitation in UK garment factories.
13 Jul 2020
Illegally low pay and dilapidated conditions blight thousands of workers in Leicester, it is alleged.
9 Jul 2020
The coronavirus pandemic will make more people in urgent need of work and more employers desperate to stay in business,...
8 Jul 2020
Low-cost fashion retailer Boohoo has promised to investigate workers’ pay and conditions at a Leicester factory.