Modern slavery

Stephen SimpsonEditor's message: The Modern Slavery Act 2015 requires commercial organisations with an annual turnover of at least £36 million to publish a "slavery and human trafficking statement" (sometimes referred to as an "anti-slavery statement") each financial year.

The statement should set out the steps that the employer has taken to ensure that no slavery exists within its organisation or supply chains.

Relevant employers have to publish a slavery statement for financial years ending on or after 31 March 2016, meaning that the first employers affected are those with a financial year of 1 April to 31 March.

XpertHR has prepared a model slavery and human trafficking statement to help employers to meet this new requirement.

Stephen Simpson, principal employment law editor

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