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.


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

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: a guide for employers

21 Feb 2017

Large employers with a financial year running from 1 April to 31 March should already be thinking about their modern...

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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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Supreme Court: give tribunals power to award compensation for modern slavery

22 Jun 2016

Remedies under the Modern Slavery Act should be extended to allow employment tribunals to award compensation to the victims of...

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Modern slavery statements duty comes into force

31 Mar 2016

Today, the duty on large employers to publish a slavery and human trafficking statement comes into force.
Under section 54...

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Top 10 HR questions February 2016: National living wage

3 Mar 2016

The national living wage – the new minimum wage for workers aged 25 and over – comes into force on...

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Top 10 HR questions December 2015: Severe weather

5 Jan 2016

Many employers will have been affected by the severe storms over recent weeks. The top FAQ on XpertHR in December...

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Top 10 HR questions November 2015: Cancellation of annual leave

2 Dec 2015

FAQs on the cancellation of annual leave were among the most popular in November, in our monthly round up.
If...

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