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SEC adopts climate-related disclosure rules

At long last, the Securities and Exchange Commission has finalized its rules regarding disclosures for climate-related risk for public companies. The SEC significantly softened the rules since the last proposal, including phasing in requirements based on company size, dropping Scope 3 emissions disclosure requirements, and only requiring disclosure of “material” information. Please read a detailed … Continue reading

Compliance with Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act remains a big “?”

The US continues to trail much of the world in the business human rights space, as there currently are no broad-based federal modern slavery laws similar to the UK or Australia modern slavery acts, nor any proposed federal legislation addressing modern slavery. Similarly, very little has happened at the state level. Historically, the only piece … Continue reading

US DOJ issues compliance guidance on CA human trafficking law

Following up on our recent update, the California Department of Justice has started issuing notifications to California businesses stating that they are subject to the requirements of the Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 (SB 657). DOJ has also issued a long-awaited guidance document explaining its interpretation of the Act’s requirements. Compliance letters The … Continue reading
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