Modern slavery

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.


Businesses find themselves in modern slavery limbo

With legal action hovering over British American Tobacco, and G4S shares being blacklisted by an investment fund, it’s clear that...

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Hotel sector failing to protect ‘vulnerable workforce’ from modern slavery

22 Nov 2019

Only 18 of 71 global hotel firms operating in the UK have met the minimum requirements of the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015.

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World’s largest fund drops G4S over modern slavery fears

14 Nov 2019

The world's largest sovereign wealth fund, has sold its shares in UK-based security company G4S because of the risk of human rights violations against its workforce in Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.

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FTSE 100 firm faces landmark modern slavery legal challenge

1 Nov 2019

Legal challenge on child labour used on farms in Malawi hangs over British American Tobacco.

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Worker exploitation commonplace in supermarket supply chains

10 Oct 2019

Poor pay, exploitative working conditions and human rights abuses are commonplace in the supply chains for major supermarkets

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How HR can safeguard against modern slavery in supply chains

27 Aug 2019

With the Home Office suggesting that organisations should improve the effectiveness of their modern slavery policies, Lottie Galvin looks at...

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Employment law changes: 10 proposals in the pipeline for HR

2 Aug 2019

Amid all the political turmoil in July, employers will be forgiven for missing a flurry of proposed new employment laws...

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Single labour market body to enforce minimum wage and holiday rights

16 Jul 2019

The government has announced proposals for a single labour market enforcement body which will have powers to enforce minimum wage...

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Tougher modern slavery reporting requirements proposed

10 Jul 2019

Modern slavery reporting and enforcement will be given more teeth and extended to the public sector under new proposals.
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April 2019 employment law changes: Seven things for HR to do

18 Mar 2019

Every April, HR professionals are faced with a raft of amended employment laws and deadlines for their organisation to meet....

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New tech threatens global labour market improvements

15 Feb 2019

Emerging tech-driven business models are partly to blame for millions of people worldwide being forced to accept inadequate working conditions, according to research.

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Know everyone in your supply chain? Time to get compliant

31 Jan 2019

With two months to go until the deadline to publish a modern slavery statement, Craig Weston explains why larger businesses...

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Apple launches scheme to help human trafficking victims get jobs

15 Nov 2018

Apple plans to help human trafficking victims get jobs at its stores, after partnering with NGO the International Organization for...

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Top 10 HR questions October 2018: annual leave and sickness absence

2 Nov 2018

How should employers deal with annual leave entitlement for employees on long-term sick leave? This issue is dealt with in...

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Around 17,000 firms have not published modern slavery statements

19 Oct 2018

The Home Office is writing to the chief executives of around 17,000 organisations that have not yet published a modern...

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