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Friday, June 26, 2015 - 4:45pm

Ghana: Child labor taints gold supply chain

Human Rights Watch. International gold refiners who use gold from Ghana may be benefitting from hazardous child labor in unlicensed mines, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today on the eve of World Day Against Child Labor, June 12, 2015.


This years conflict minerals filings show some improvement, according to early review

JD Supra.  An early review of conflict minerals filings for the 2014 reporting period shows improvement in “detail, clarity and quality,” according to this article in BNA. 

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Government contracting abroad: beware compliance risks

National Law Review. On June 16, 2015, IAP Worldwide Services Inc., a private defense and government contracting company, agreed to pay $7.1 million to settle criminal charges of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) related to bribing Kuwaiti government officials to secure a Kuwaiti government contract. 


House advances chemical safety reform bill, teeing up senate vote

The Huffington Post. The House of Representatives passed legislationTuesday evening that would reform the country's principal chemical safety law, moving Congress one step closer to the first major revision of the law in nearly four decades.

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