Have You Posted Your Human Trafficking Notice?

California, which is often on the legislative cutting edge, has unsurprisingly been active with respect to anti-human trafficking legislation.  In 2010, California enacted the Transparency in Supply Chains Act, which requires some businesses to post website disclosures about their supply chain activities, including measures being taken against forced labor, which encompasses human trafficking for forced labor.

The notice must be posted by the following categories of California businesses:
  1. On-sale general public premises licensees as defined in the Alcoholic Beverage Control Act;
  2. Adult or sexually oriented businesses, as defined in Penal Code section 318.5(a);
  3. Primary airports, as defined in 49 U.S.C. section 47102(16);
  4. Intercity passenger rail or light rail stations;
  5. Bus stations;
  6. Truck stops, which are defined as privately owned and operated facilities providing food, fuel, shower or other sanitary facilities, and lawful overnight truck parking;
  7. Emergency rooms within general acute care hospitals;
  8. Urgent care centers;
  9. Farm labor contractors, as defined in Labor Code section 1682(b);
  10. Privately operated job recruitment centers;
  11. Roadside rest areas; and
  12. Establishments offering massage or bodywork services for compensation.

The notice must be posted in a conspicuous area accessible to the general public, either near the public entrance of the business or in another location where similar notices are customarily posted but in clear view of both employees and the public.

Determining whether your company is in compliance with the new posting law is also a good opportunity to check for compliance with the rest of California’s workplace posting requirements.  Also, be aware that some California cities (San Francisco is an example) require that additional information be posted, above and beyond the state and federal requirements.

Learn more at John Kloosterman’s JD Supra Law News article: California Employers Have Another Notice Posting Obligation – Have You Posted Your Human Trafficking Notice?


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