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.


Apple launches scheme to help human trafficking victims get jobs

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

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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Migration experts highlight Brexit risks for low-skilled jobs

31 Aug 2018

A new study on how low-skilled roles will be filled in the UK after Brexit has warned that alternatives to...

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Construction firms ‘slack’ around modern slavery

15 May 2018

Hundreds and perhaps thousands of workers are at risk of exploitation on many of the UK’s most important infrastructure projects,...

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Top 10 HR questions October 2017: Modern slavery statements and GDPR

2 Nov 2017

The requirement for large employers to publish a slavery and human trafficking statement came into force in October 2015 and...

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Modern slavery statements: key updates for employers

18 Oct 2017

The Government has updated its guidance on the requirement for large commercial organisations to prepare a slavery and human trafficking...

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Modern slavery statements: September deadline looms

14 Sep 2017

Large employers with a financial year running from April to March should be gearing up to publish their second annual...

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Slavery and human trafficking statements deadline approaches

21 Jun 2017

Large employers with a January to December financial year are expected to publish their first slavery and human trafficking statements...

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Regulation and the gig economy: It’s not just about worker status

12 May 2017

High-profile cases involving self-employed drivers for the likes of Uber and Deliveroo have focused heavily on employment status and rights....

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Writing a modern slavery statement

Writing a modern slavery statement: a guide for employers

21 Feb 2017

Large employers are expected to publish their annual modern slavery statement within six months of the end of the financial...

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Top 10 HR questions September 2016: Tax-free Childcare

4 Oct 2016

Questions on Tax-free Childcare, the apprenticeship levy and gender pay gap reporting were the most popular FAQs on XpertHR in...

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Modern slavery statements: September deadline looms

21 Sep 2016

The end of September is a key cut-off point for large employers required to publish their first modern slavery statement.

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Modern slavery reports “on the rise” as Theresa May announces new taskforce

23 Aug 2016

A fivefold rise in the number of modern slavery reports shows that efforts to highlight the issue are working, according...

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Top 10 HR questions July 2016: Brexit

2 Aug 2016

As the result of the referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU sank in during July, employers began looking...

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