Library for Judiciary

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Written Testimony of Daniel Werner, Deputy Director, Immigrant Justice Project, Southern Law Poverty Center

Discusses the interplay of employment discrimination claims and litigation brought on behalf of labor trafficking victims, including: (1) TVPA private rights of action; (2) RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act; (3) Parallel criminal and civil actions (Automatic stay, Mandatory restitution, Other benefits); (4) Parallel immigration and civil proceedings; (5) Recommendations.

Laws of Wyoming

Wyoming House Bill No. HB0133

Enacted February 27, 2013; Effective Date July 1, 2013

(1) Defines criminal offenses related to human trafficking; (2) Provides penalties; (3) Provides for restitution; (4) Trafficking victims are not criminally liable for criminal acts committed as a direct result of, or incident to, being a trafficking victim; (5) If such victim is a minor, defined as a person under age 18, the victim is deemed a “child in need of protection;” (6) Provides affirmative defense to prosecution of human trafficking victims; (7) After the entry of a conviction, the court in which it was entered may vacate the conviction if defendant’s participation in the offense is found to have been the result of having been a victim; (8) Provides for services to trafficking victims; (9) Provides for forfeiture of property.