CILC/JILP Symposium 2014.1: Introduction and Panel One: THE LAW OF CHILD LABOR IN AGRICULTURE

9:00 - 9:15 AM | INTRODUCTION Dean Kevin Johnson Dean | University of California, Davis School of Law Dr. Harold Schmitz Chief Science Officer | Mars, Inc. Senior Scholar in Management | University of California, Davis Graduate School of Management 9:15 - 10:00 AM | THE LAW OF CHILD LABOR IN AGRICULTURE Laws restricting child labor are among the most globally widespread labor regulations today. Accordingly, companies face serious risks of legal liability or reputational harms. New laws such as the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act require large corporations to disclose issues of trafficking or slavery in their supply chains as well efforts to address those issues. While some companies have terminated sourcing from certain regions to avoid any risks, others have focused on capacity-building and development of long-term relationships as a way to improve compliance. This panel explores the definitions of child labor and the legal environment’s influence on corporate behavior, including reputational sanctions. Prof. Erika George Co-Director | Center for Global Justice Professor of Law | University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law Mr. Paul Rosenthal Partner | Kelley, Drye & Warren LLP