Human Trafficking: Required Postings & How Your Business Can Help

San Francisco has been listed as one of the top 13 sites for human trafficking in the United States. Businesses can play a vital role in recognizing human trafficking victims, and referring them to the help they need while alerting law enforcement. Civil Code section 52.6 requires certain businesses, including bars, to post human trafficking notices in 3 languages (English, Spanish, and Chinese). You can download a free copy of the notice that includes all three languages here. The poster should be put up near the entrance to your establishment, where it is easily visible to both employees and the public. The first offense for failing to post is $500, and then it goes up to $1000 for every offense thereafter. If you have any questions, please contact The Department on the Status of Women. Here you can learn more about what businesses can do to help, and here you can find more details on Civil Code section 52.6.

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