Modern slavery and the hotel industry: Best practice guidance for franchising

Author: Liberty Shared & Orrick, Published on: 25 February 2019

In response to growing awareness and legislation, many companies have adopted policies in an attempt to eradicate Modern Slavery. Certain industries, however, remain  “hot-spots” for human rights abuses, such as the hotel industry, and in particular hotels operating under major international brand franchises. This guide provides franchisors with an overview of the risks associated with Modern Slavery in relation to hotel franchise agreements and sets out practical solutions to aimed at increasing the prospect that a franchisee’s operations are free from these risks.

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