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.


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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Top 10 HR questions October 2015: Overtime and holiday pay

3 Nov 2015

From overtime and holiday pay to safety helmets for Sikhs, we round up the most popular HR questions in October 2015.

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Modern slavery regulations come into force

29 Oct 2015

The regulations laying out large employers’ responsibilities to publish modern slavery statements every year come into force today, 29 October...

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An A to Z of legal changes 2015/16: Your questions answered

19 Oct 2015

XpertHR’s webinar An A to Z of legal changes 2015/16 took employers through recent and upcoming developments in employment law....

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The Modern Slavery Act comes into force this month

Top 10 HR questions September 2015: Modern slavery statements

5 Oct 2015

Modern slavery statements were the subject of the most popular FAQ in September in our monthly round up of the...

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Employment law changes October 2015: a six-point checklist

30 Sep 2015

Every October brings new employment law changes, and 2015 is certainly no different. While the Government’s proposals to toughen the...

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Caste discrimination: servant awarded £184,000 for unpaid wages

23 Sep 2015

An employment tribunal has awarded a domestic servant who brought one of the UK’s first claims for caste discrimination £184,000...

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How employers can prepare for the Modern Slavery Act

1 Sep 2015

Employers will soon be required to publish a modern slavery statement setting out how they protect against slavery in their...

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