Riverside, CA, October 27, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Million Kids President, Kerry Decker announced today that Dottie Laster will present a business training program to help businesses, their owners, and employees protect themselves from crimes associated with human trafficking. The risk is far greater than most business people realize.
Human trafficking is the world's fastest growing crime, and it can literally devastate individuals, families, and businesses.
Trafficking involves compelled labor or service. You may automatically think of forced prostitution, but there are many other instances as well. People are trafficked for work in restaurants, hotel housekeeping, construction, landscaping, factories, day labor, domestic service and child care, among others.
The ugly truth is legitimate businesses are being infiltrated by human trafficking organizations at an alarming rate. Multi-national corporations and their executives as well as "Mom and Pop" businesses and their employees can be destroyed by these criminals.
If you have employees or if you subcontract work, you and your business are at risk.
* Your company can face civil and criminal prosecution for acts of employees or subcontractors. You don't even have to know -- if you "should have known," you can be held liable, criminally and civilly.
* The Department of Justice, Department of State, Department of Labor, and other enforcement organizations place a high priority on this crime. Recent laws have been strengthened and toughened.
Human trafficking prosecutions ... are a top priority of the Department of Justice. In the last seven fiscal years, the Civil Rights Division, in conjunction with the U.S. Attorneys' Offices, has increased by nearly seven-fold the number of human trafficking cases filed in court as compared to the previous seven fiscal years. In FY 2007, the Department obtained a record number of convictions in human trafficking prosecutions.
Dept. of Justice Press Release, January 28, 2008
* Individuals and businesses can suffer large losses. Awards in human trafficking cases have been considerable. (Cases have involved a Sony executive and his wife, The Cheesecake Factory, KBR, a former subsidiary of Halliburton, and others)
* Your image and reputation can be ruined by negative publicity. Customers leave causing further financial loss.
*Risk assessment and training to institute policy and procedures are crucial for corporations of all sizes today.
Dottie Laster is the authority experts in Law, Law Enforcement, Business and Media turn to on the topic of human trafficking and related law. She has collaborated with Presidents, Senators, Congressmen, business and religious leaders to develop policies and procedures to combat trafficking.
As the Executive Director of Million Kids, a nonprofit group dedicated to ending child slavery and the commercial exploitation of children, Dottie is committed to getting the message out. So she is collaborating with DreamBoldLiveBold.com on a teleseminar training program. A portion of proceeds goes to the "Million Reasons" Campaign, supporting this worthy charity.
Dottie has identified the eight liabilities you face every day--- 8 Liabilities even Your Lawyer May Not Know About...That Can Destroy You and Your Business.
This training program gives you information that can help you, your employees and your organization to mitigate risks from Traffickers, Law Enforcement and Civil Suits. This is a must for CEOs, Human Resource professionals, Administrators, Purchasing agents, Managers, Health professionals, Legal Professionals, Insurance professionals, Hospitality industry professionals, and Small business owners.
Any Business that has employees or subcontractors should attend this training.
For more information contact Dr. Paula Scully
Paula@Dreamboldlivebold.com media inquiries 210-882-2259