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March 2018                                                                           's Converge Newsletter
Human Trafficking Raises Corporate Liability Concerns for the Hospitality Industry
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"...Importantly, liability under the TVPA is not limited to sex trafficking in hotels. As noted above, a victim may bring an action against "whoever" knowingly benefits from participation in a venture that person should have known has engaged in human trafficking. In fact, Jane Doe is also suing a website for receiving advertising fees in exchange for posting illicit activities as well as companies operating truck stops at where she alleges she was exploited.

Any range of businesses may similarly come in contact with sex trafficking victims or benefit from their exploitation, including casinos, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, concert and sports venues, banks, advertisers and transportation companies. Liability can also be tied to other forms of human trafficking such as forced labor. Thus, for instance, companies involved in labor-intense industries, especially those that rely on third parties to provide inexpensive labor, also face potential liability. Construction, agricultural, mining, forestry, fishing, and manufacturing companies, among others, should particularly take note."

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Hoteliers Navigate Tricky Class-Action Waiver Landscape

"The Obama-era NLRB had strict restrictions on how these waivers could be presented to employees, as well as the consequences of their signing, but the new Republican majority in the NLRB has taken a more pro-business approach."
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