The notice must be posted in a conspicuous area accessible to the general public, either near the public entrance of the business or in another location where similar notices are customarily posted but in clear view of both employees and the public. The penalty for violating the human trafficking posting requirement is $500 for a first offense and $1,000 for each subsequent offense. The law allows enforcement by government agencies, but is silent on private enforcement.
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is presenting a St. Josephine Bakhita Day Webinar, “Become a Shepherd: Stop Human Trafficking and Exploitation; Protest, Help, Empower, and Restore Dignity.” It will take place on Thursday, February 8, at 10:00 a.m. The webinar will assist parishes and dioceses interested in launching anti-trafficking ministries, as well as parishes and dioceses seeking to move from awareness-raising to action. The U.S.C.C.B. hopes participants will feel less trepidation and greater enthusiasm about prioritizing human trafficking as a vital social justice/respect life issue. The U.S.C.C.B. also wants to equip participants with a wide variety of practical and replicable ideas for engaging parishioners and local community members in this issue. Three parishes and one diocese (including St. Joseph Parish in Long Beach) will be featured and participate in this webinar.