I absolutely despise legislation like this. Some legislator wants to pat him or herself on the back during their re-election that they "did something" about human trafficking so they pass this law:
New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez approved a law requiring employers to post a notice containing information about the National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline. The new law, H.B. 181, unanimously passed by both legislative chambers, becomes effective July 1, 2014.
Employers subject to the state Minimum Wage Act must post a sign containing the following notice in English and in Spanish and in any other written language where at least 10 percent of the workers or users of a covered facility speak that language:
NOTICE ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING: OBTAINING FORCED LABOR OR SERVICES IS A CRIME UNDER NEW MEXICO AND FEDERAL LAW. IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW IS A VICTIM OF THIS CRIME, CONTACT THE FOLLOWING: IN NEW MEXICO, CALL OR TEXT 505-GET-FREE (505-438- 3733); OR CALL THE NATIONAL HUMAN TRAFFICKING RESOURCE CENTER HOTLINE TOLL-FREE AT 1-888-373-7888 FOR HELP. YOU MAY ALSO SEND THE TEXT “HELP” OR “INFO” TO BEFREE (“233733”). YOU MAY REMAIN ANONYMOUS, AND YOUR CALL OR TEXT IS CONFIDENTIAL
Oh yeah, that is going to make a big difference. Have you seen a labor poster wall lately? Probably not, because no employees ever look at these things unless they are by the microwave and they have nothing better to do while waiting for their popcorn. But every time some legislator wants to "do something" about an employment related issue, another poster is added.
Here is the really hilarious part -- do they really think that a person who who is so lawless as to engage in forced labor is going to post this poster? Seriously? I have this picture in my head of a southern plantation owner in 1864 tacking the Emancipation Proclamation up in the slave quarters.
I will take a picture of all the posters required in California, because I was just working on it, but here is a list of what has to be posted.