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Senate Bill 1193, passed last year, requires specified businesses and establishments to post an 8.5″ x 11″ notice, on or before April 1, 2013.

The required posting provides important information on how to report suspected human trafficking and also provides victims of human trafficking with information on where to obtain help. The notice informs the public and victims of human trafficking of telephone hotline numbers and contains information about organizations that provide services to eliminate slavery and human trafficking.

The California Department of Justice (DOJ) developed the model notice that complies with the requirements of SB 1193.

California “is one of the nation’s top four destination states for trafficking human beings,” according to the DOJ. Human trafficking, according to the DOJ, is “a modern form of slavery. It involves controlling a person through force, fraud, or coercion to exploit the victim for forced labor, sexual exploitation or both.”

If you would like more information regarding this new requirement or to determine if your business is one of the businesses specified by the new law, please feel free to contact us.