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PBGC Issues Proposed Rule on Withdrawal Liability Actuarial Interest Rate Assumptions

USA - October 14 2022 On October 14, 2022, the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC), the federal agency that insures and regulates private-sector defined benefit…

Sarah Bryan Fask, Eric D. Field, Michael R. Link

Recent Human Rights Due Diligence Law Developments in the European Union, Switzerland, and Japan

European Union, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland - October 11 2022 National and supranational legislatures continue to develop laws requiring employers to conduct due diligence of their operations and those of their…

Stefan J. Marculewicz, Lavanga V. Wijekoon

The Fashion Industry Meets Human Rights Due Diligence: New York’s Proposed “Fashion Sustainability and Social Accountability Act”

OECD, USA - February 14 2022 In January 2022, the New York State Senate introduced a bill that seeks to impose significant human rights and environmental due diligence and…

Kate Bresner, Stefan J. Marculewicz, Lavanga V. Wijekoon

U.S. Enacts Law Barring Products Made with Forced Labor in China

China, USA - January 3 2022 On December 23, 2021, President Joe Biden signed into law the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (the “Act”),1 which bars the importation into the…

Stefan J. Marculewicz, Olivia Florio Roberts, Lavanga V. Wijekoon

Europe and Canada Seek to Mandate Human Rights Due Diligence and Transparency Obligations on Companies and Their Global Partners

OECD, USA - October 28 2021 This year has seen a number of international and regional legislative efforts imposing human rights due diligence and transparency obligations on…

Kate Bresner, Stefan J. Marculewicz, Lavanga V. Wijekoon