Updated to highlight the Government's plans to extend the requirement to publish modern slavery statements to the public sector and introduce a single annual reporting deadline.
The Government consults on measures to increase compliance with the legislation on transparency in supply chains and improve the quality of the information reported.
Modern slavery reporting and enforcement will be given more teeth and extended to the public sector under new proposals.
Every April, HR professionals are faced with a raft of amended employment laws and deadlines for their organisation to meet. Important issues in April 2019 include changes to the law on payslips and the usual increases to the national minimum wage, maternity pay and redundancy payments. Large employers should also be working on their second gender pay gap report and their latest modern slavery statement. Meanwhile, the impact of Brexit on EEA nationals continues to be a major issue.
With two months to go until the deadline to publish a modern slavery statement, Craig Weston explains why larger businesses need to be vigilant, not only when sourcing labour but also in the correct reporting of their statements.
Apple plans to help human trafficking victims get jobs at its stores, after partnering with the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
The Home Office is writing to the chief executives of around 17,000 organisations that have not yet published a modern slavery statement, warning them that they could be named and shamed as being in breach of the law.
Large employers are expected to publish their annual modern slavery statement within six months of the end of the financial year, meaning that organisations with a financial year of 1 April to 31 March should publish their statement no later than the end of September each year. What do you have to consider when writing a modern slavery statement, how should it be structured and what can it contain?
HR and legal information and guidance relating to modern slavery.