Another example of Human Trafficking and Forced Labor: Supreme Court declines to Hear Suit Over Illegal Immigrant Hiring

Posted on 06-11-2014 by
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The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to consider an appeal by Mohawk Industries – a carpet and floor-covering company that was sued by its employees for hiring illegal immigrants in an effort to depress wages. Dating back to January, 2004, when workers first filed the class action complaint, this is another example of how more than 20.9 million people are trapped in forced labor or servitude around the globe, according to the International Labour Organisation (ILO).

Specifically, in the United States, the federal government has launched a multi-pronged effort to combat trafficking. Federal prosecutions, enhanced regulations to prevent forced labor in government contracting, and increased enforcement activity characterize this initiative.

Join us for the CLE-accredited* webinar where 3 experts on trafficking will cover emerging issues in the field. The webinar Human Trafficking: Forced Labor & Federal Enforcement is scheduled Wednesday, June 25, at 2 p.m.

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