By Constantine Mittendorf
Even today, we keep hearing about new and different ways that human trafficking affects us in the 21st century.
In today’s world, we tend to think of involuntary labor in the context of brothels and sweatshops, and California strictly outlaws human trafficking in these two contexts. While sexual slavery is enforced criminally within our borders, California law also prohibits human trafficking in the supply chains of major retailers. The law currently requires major retailers to publicly disclose their efforts to eliminate forced labor from their direct supply chains. Basically, the law helps stop sweatshops overseas from using what amounts to slave labor to make tennis shoes, children’s toys, and other goods eventually sold in America. Continue reading Does the Law Regulate Human Trafficking in Restaurant Supply Chains?