Tag Archives: corporate social responsibility

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COVID-19 related Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Corporate Social Responsibility

Taking into account the references/representations received from various stakeholders seeking clarifications on eligibility of CSR expenditure related to COVID-19 activities, a set of FAQs along with clarifications has been provided by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (“MCA”) for better understanding of the stakeholders vide its General Circular No. 15/2020 dated 10th April 2020.

The brief overview of the clarifications issued by MCA are as follows:

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Corporate responsibility and social impact for law firms: Create a social impact program that measures up

This fall, ILN members will have the good fortune to participate in a webinar with Pamela Cone, founder and CEO of Amity Advisory. Pam is speaking on the global movement behind corporate social responsibility and sustainability for law firms, and why firms should care, and in advance of that, I’ll be sharing some guest posts with you that may aid in your own efforts. Here is the third and final post in our series.

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Does the NLRB’s New Joint-Employer Standard Mean That a Corporate Social Responsibility Policy Can Turn a Customer into a Joint Employer?

In August 2015, the National Labor Relations Board (“Board”) issued its decision in Browning-Ferris Industries of California, Inc., 362 NLRB No. 186 (2015), adopting a new standard for determining whether a company is a joint employer and therefore subject to all of an employer’s legal obligations under the NLRA with respect to the employees of another employer that provides it with services, leased or temporary labor, or the like. Since then, there have been many dire predictions as to how this new test would result in finding businesses to be joint employers of the employees of those they do business with, whether suppliers of temporary labor, franchisees, or a wide range of other circumstances. The latest permutation involves claims that a business that maintains a corporate social responsibility (“CSR”) policy intended to ensure that its suppliers and business affiliates comply with applicable laws and treat their employees fairly is, by virtue of such a policy, a joint employer of the supplier’s employees.

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Are You a Joint-Employer with Your Suppliers? NLRB Examines Corporate Social Responsibility Policies

Our colleague Steven M. Swirsky, a Member of the Firm at Epstein Becker Green, has a post on the Management Memo blog that will be of interest to many of our readers in the hospitality industry: “Can Your Corporate Social Responsibility Policy Make You a Joint-Employer With Your Suppliers? The NLRB May Find That It Does

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Are You a Joint-Employer with Your Suppliers? NLRB Examines Corporate Social Responsibility Policies

Our colleague Steven M. Swirsky, a Member of the Firm at Epstein Becker Green, has a post on the Management Memo blog that will be of interest to many of our readers in the health care industry: “Can Your Corporate Social Responsibility Policy Make You a Joint-Employer With Your Suppliers? The NLRB May Find That It Does

Following is an excerpt:

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board), which continues to apply an ever expanding standard for determining whether a company that contracts with another business to supply contract labor or services in support of its operations should be treated as a joint employer of the supplier or contractor’s employees, is now considering whether a company’s requirement that its suppliers and contractors comply with its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Policy, which includes minimum standards for the contractor or supplier’s practices with its own employees can support a claim that the customer is a joint employer. …

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Can Your Corporate Social Responsibility Policy Make You a Joint-Employer With Your Suppliers? The NLRB May Find That It Does

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board), which continues to apply an ever expanding standard for determining whether a company that contracts with another business to supply contract labor or services in support of its operations should be treated as a joint employer of the supplier or contractor’s employees, is now considering whether a company’s requirement that its suppliers and contractors comply with its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Policy, which includes minimum standards for the contractor or supplier’s practices with its own employees can support a claim that the customer is a joint employer.

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Corporate Social Responsibility under the Companies Act, 2013

With general elections around the corner the present Indian Government
is seeing that the laws passed in during its tenure come into force as soon as
possible. One such law is the Companies Act, 2013 which has been partially brought into force by the Government in 2013. The provisions of CSR are provided under section 135 of the Companies Act, 2013. More…

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Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate social responsibility (“CSR”), a new initiative under the Companies Act 2013 (“CA13”), is the process by which an organization thinks about and evolves its relationships with stakeholders for the common good, and demonstrates its commitment in this regard by adoption of appropriate business processes and strategies.

  • CA13 requires that every Company having net worth of Rs. 500,00,00,000/- (Rupees Five Hundred Crore) or more, or turnover of Rs. 1000,00,00,000/- (Rupees One Thousand Crore) or more, or net profit of Rs. 5,00,00,000/- (Rupees Five Crore) or more, during any financial year, shall constitute a CSR Committee of 3 (three) or more directors, 1 (one) of which has to be an independent director, and the composition of such committee is required to be included in the Board’s report.
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Steps for integrating CSR and anti-corruption compliance

by Thomas McInerney

The recent tragic factory collapse in Bangladesh underscores the growing relevance of corporate social responsibility due diligence for firms doing business in developing, frontier and emerging market countries.  Labor, environmental, and human rights abuses are well recognized corporate social responsibility (CSR) concerns.  Less understood are the ways that these issues often intersect with corrupt practices.

Allegations that the building owner at the center of the scandal bribed building inspectors and other officials to violate zoning laws have highlighted this connection.  Rather than an ancillary concern, corruption is often inextricablely woven into instances of human rights, environmental, or labor abuse.

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‘Tis the Season for Giving

During the holiday season, helping others is on many people’s minds.  We see more charitable branding and increased advertising to encourage people to give – to capture the true spirit of the holidays.  Right after the shopping whirlwind of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we celebrated “Giving Tuesday” with the hashtag #GivingTuesday trending on Twitter. Many large charities are encouraging donations on social media, among other platforms. Text a number and you can donate $10 to American Red Cross to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy.  Salvation Army volunteers are ringing their bells on street corners and outside of suburban shopping malls.  St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital launched a Thanks and Giving campaign across a variety of platforms – television, online and print– partnering with a number of nationwide retailers to allow shoppers to make a donation to St. Jude during in-store or online checkout.

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