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5 March 2014

Live from the UN: Private sector engagement in women's empowerment [USA]

Author: Adva Saldinger, Devex Impact (USA)

The private sector can best empower women globally and help tackle key development goals especially as they relate to women through key partnerships, greater collection and sharing of data and increased access to and use of technology. These key themes...

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4 March 2014

International Women's Day Forum 2014 [USA]

Author: US Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center

On March 4, 2014 the U.S. Chamber Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center, Business Call to Action, and United Nations Office for Partnerships will celebrate International Women’s Day at the United Nations. This annual forum brings together leaders...

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27 January 2014

OSHA's Proposed Database Draws Fire - Employers say effort is 'regulation by shaming' [USA]

Author: Jenna Greene, National Law Journal (USA)

A federal government proposal to make workplace illness and injury records public amounts to "regulation by shaming," say employers, who...[seek] to derail the controversial initiative by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration...Gibson, Dunn...

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22 January 2014

Nestle Child Labor Ruling Blurs Alien Tort Law, 9th Circ. Told [Subscription required]

Author: Law360 (USA)

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday urged the Ninth Circuit to revisit a panel's ruling reviving a putative class action against Nestle USA Inc., Cargill Inc. and others over alleged forced child labor, saying the decision will deepen confusion...

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7 January 2014

Appeals Court Hears Conflict Minerals Arguments (USA)

Author: Ben Dipietro, Wall Street Journal

A federal appeals court heard oral arguments...from supporters and opponents of a rule requiring companies this year to report on to what extent their products use “conflict minerals” from the Democratic Republic of the Congo...“We understand the...

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19 December 2013

Former Malian Slaves See Nestle Suit Revived

Author: Tim Hull, Courthouse News Service (USA)

The 9th Circuit gave new life Thursday to claims by three Malians who say they were trafficked into slave labor on Ivory Coast plantations that supplied Nestle with cocoa. The plaintiffs… claimed that they were forced as children to work long days...

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12 September 2013

Dutch tax avoidance crackdown sparks debate

Author: Matt Steinglass & Jamie Smyth, Financial Times (UK)

A Dutch initiative to crack down on tax avoidance by multinational corporations is being fiercely resisted by the business community, with the American Chamber of Commerce in the Netherlands warning it could drive US corporations to move their European...

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23 August 2013

Business groups to appeal against conflict minerals ruling (USA)

Author: CorporateRegister.com

[B]usiness organisations in the US are to appeal against...[the] court ruling that upheld a new rule requiring large companies to disclose whether any conflict minerals are used in their products....

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2 July 2013

Federal judge tosses out SEC payment disclosure rule [USA]

Author: Sarah N. Lynch, Reuters

In a blow to U.S. securities regulators and human rights groups, a district court judge…tossed out a new rule requiring oil, gas and mining companies to disclose payments to foreign governments. The Securities and Exchange Commission's extractive...

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24 June 2013

The Scariest Pending Supreme Court Case That You’ve Probably Never Heard Of [USA]

Author: Ian Millhiser, Think Progress (USA)

The law provides very robust protections to employees who are harassed by their supervisors, but it is drastically more difficult for an employee to win a racial or sexual harassment lawsuit if they have only been harassed by coworkers…For this reason,...

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