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Since the tragic collapse of a factory building in Dhaka, Bangladesh in April of 2013, which resulted in the death of over 1,000 workers in the clothing industry, the Bangladeshi government has adopted a number of amendments to the Bangladesh Labor Act of 2006 (“Labor Act”) in an attempt to better conform with international labor standards applicable to workplace safety, freedom of association and collective bargaining.

The amendments ...

On December 14, 2102 the U.S. Department of Labor's (“DOL”)’s Bureau of International Labor Affairs (“ILAB”) introduced “Reducing Child Labor and Forced Labor: A Toolkit for Responsible Businesses” (“the Toolkit”), the first guide developed by the U.S. government to help businesses combat child labor and forced labor in their global supply chains. Multi-national businesses have long been faced with the challenge of ensuring ...

Ukraine, which has been independent from the Soviet Union since 1991, is the second largest contiguous country in Europe. Since 1991, Ukraine has been transitioning to a market economy, although progress has been slow, and was further delayed by the global recession in 2008. Nevertheless, Ukraine is an important consumer and supplier in the global market, and is strategically located in eastern Europe, bordering the Russian Federation, Belarus ...

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