The following is an update to Unpacking Human Trafficking Vol. 1, launched in May 2019, of the laws of the fifty states relating to the display of human trafficking awareness posters in lodging facilities and the training requirements for hospitality industry employees concerning the recognition and handling of suspected incidents of human trafficking.
This report, Unpacking Human Trafficking Vol. 2 is an update and expansion of the original report, which covered laws as of January 2019, and is more comprehensive than ever.
First, we have included laws addressing the criminal and civil liability of lodging facilities for incidents of human trafficking that occur on their property. Civil liability refers to the potential risk that a lodging facility could be held responsible in a civil court for money damages for injuries suffered by a victim of human trafficking on the facility’s premises. Criminal liability refers to the potential risk that a lodging facility could be the focus of prosecution by a state law enforcement authority, such as a District Attorney or Attorney General, and punished under the state’s criminal code. In both instances, the liability may be imposed on either the corporation or an individual owner or manager.
Second, you’ll now find even more jurisdictions covered, including Puerto Rico and several U.S. cities that have adopted ordinances related to these concerns
Read the full report here.