Source: Julie DiMauro: A compliance plan to keep forced labor and human trafficking out of your supply chains – The FCPA Blog – The FCPA Blog The International Labor Organization (ILO) estimates that 21 million people are enslaved today, or forced into labor, and 1.5 million of the victims are in Europe or North America. In … More More companies need to take their anti-forced labor and human trafficking compliance obligations seriously.
Source: 18 States And D.C. Sue Betsy DeVos Over For-Profit College Loan Rules Eighteen states and the District of Columbia are suing Education Secretary Betsy DeVos over her decision to suspend a rule that helps student loan borrowers who were defrauded by for-profit colleges. The lawsuit, filed Thursday in federal district court in Washington, D.C., … More 18 States And D.C. Sue Betsy DeVos Over For-Profit College Loan Rules
Source: Refund checks to former DeVry students in the mail, FTC says Refund checks averaging about $280 began hitting the mail Wednesday as part of a previously announced settlement between Downers Grove-based DeVry University and the Federal Trade Commission over allegedly deceptive advertising. The watchdog said Wednesday that as part of its deal with the … More FTC says DeVry students to receive checks
Source: IMF Bentham Limited – The future of Class Action litigation and issues that impact finality Resolving disputes and providing parties with finality and certainty are key objectives of the legal system, yet are not all that easy to achieve under a class action regime which allows for class members to opt out of proceedings, … More IMF Bentham Limited – The future of Class Action litigation and issues that impact finality
Source: Private Immigration Prison Accused of Forced Labor SAN DIEGO (CN) — A privately run immigration prison in San Diego forces its inmates to clean their own jail for a dollar a day or less, two prisoners say in a federal class action. Sylvester Owino and Jonathan Gomez sued CoreCivic, formerly known as Corrections Corporation … More CoreCivic Accused of Human Trafficking and Labor Law Violations
Source: Class Action Suit Claims CoreCivic Violates Human Trafficking, Labor Laws CoreCivic, Inc., formerly known as Corrections Corporation of America, is the defendant in a 36-page proposed class action lawsuit alleging the company operates its detention facilities in violation of state and federal human trafficking and labor laws. The lawsuit’s two lead plaintiffs, former civil … More Human Trafficking Class Action Filed Against For-Profit Prison Operator Core-Civic
Source: FTC: Western Union admits it knew of wire fraud, to pay $586 million | Protecting Your Pocket Western Union has known for years that scammers were using its system to commit significant fraud. Even when faced with clear evidence that many of its agents were committing fraud, Western Union kept taking people’s money, probably … More FTC settles with Western Union for $586 million and an admission it knew of wire fraud
Source: Trump administration plans to minimize civil rights efforts in agencies The Trump administration is planning to disband the Labor Department division that has policed discrimination among federal contractors for four decades, according to the White House’s newly proposed budget, part of wider efforts to rein in government programs that promote civil rights.
Source: Our Story – The Alliance to Stop Slavery and End Trafficking JULIA ORMOND, FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT of Alliance to Stop Slavery and End Trafficking(ASSET). Julia was the first to serve as UNODC’s U.N. Goodwill Ambassador to Combat Trafficking & Slavery and the driving force behind the passage of the CA Transparency in Supply Chains … More The Story Behind THE ALLIANCE TO STOP SLAVERY AND END TRAFFICKING
Source: Ruling: Government Destroyed ‘Critical Evidence’ WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge expanded an investigation Wednesday into prison recordings of attorney-client conversations to focus on the government’s conduct in the wake of the destruction of “critical evidence” on a computer — despite an earlier court order to preserve all hard drives at the U.S. … More Prosecutors Found to Have Destroyed ‘Critical Evidence’