Human Trafficking in Virginia
Human Trafficking in Virginia – Effective July 1, 2013 section 40.1-11.3 of the Code of Virginia was amended to require any employer who operates a truck stop to post notice of the existence of a human trafficking hotline to alert possible victims of human trafficking of the availability to report crimes or gain assistance. As used in this subsection, “truck stop” means a facility that is capable of fueling a qualified highway vehicle that bears an IFTA identification marker as those items are defined in section 58.1-2700. Failure to post a notice may result in a civil penalty of $100 beginning January 1, 2014.
Adult entertainment businesses are currently required to post a notice of a human trafficking hotline for potential victims. Failure to post may result in a civil penalty of $500. This notice shall be posted in the same location as other employee notices required by law.