BROOKLYN, N.Y. — ECPAT-USA, with the financial support of the American Hotel and Lodging Association Educational Foundation (AHLEF), has issued a report detailing laws about human trafficking for each U.S. state.

The report, Unpacking Human Trafficking: A Survey of State Laws Targeting Human Trafficking in the Hospitality Industry, is intended to help clarify the array of requirements placed on the lodging industry and facilitate legal compliance. The survey will be updated on a semi-annual basis to keep up with the constantly changing laws.

“We know the hospitality industry is eager to help fight human trafficking, but the many different state laws makes that complicated,” says Michelle Guelbart, director of Private Sector Engagement, ECPAT-USA. “Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for every company in the hospitality industry to comply with the growing number of state laws by giving them one place to find out what is required in each state and to find the materials they need,”

The complete report and related materials are available at


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