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U.S. Privacy Law in the Making

Access Partnerships’ Logan Finucan addresses nascent U.S. privacy laws and what a comprehensive federal privacy law might look like. 2020 is unlikely to be the year that a U.S. comprehensive privacy law is passed, although developments in the coming months may generate traction and set the direction of travel toward an eventual law that will...

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Employers Face Tough Pay Decisions Amid the Coronavirus

Now that the coronavirus is considered a pandemic, employers face a multitude of concerns when it comes to COVID-19, including compensation issues. Cowden Associates’ Elliot Dinkin addresses several of the key questions employers are asking during this crisis. The coronavirus crisis has had a significant impact on daily life and created a climate for businesses...

LRN Corporation to Moderate Webinar Discussion on How Organizations are Responding to COVID-19

LRN Corporation to Moderate Webinar Discussion on How Organizations are Responding to COVID-19

An expert panel at 12 p.m. ET on Thursday, April 16, will feature insights from ethics and compliance leaders and executives on how their companies are dealing with the pandemic  NEW YORK, NY (April 6,2022) -- LRN Corporation’s Ben DiPietro will moderate a webinar discussion featuring ethics and compliance leaders that will explore how organizations are...

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How Companies Can Rethink Supply Chains To Deal With Disruptions

Supply chain disruptions resulting from the coronavirus have brought countless international corporations low. Hitendra Chaturvedi, a professor of supply chain management, discusses what may come from these significant disruptions. The coronavirus has disrupted U.S. companies in many ways, and nearly three-fourths of them have seen their supply chain significantly affected. While China has begun slowly reopening...

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3 Ways AI May Impact Risk in 2020

From augmented analytics to financial transformations and a broader view of risk, Oversight Systems CEO Terrance McCrossan offers predictions on the risk trends we can look for in the months ahead. At the beginning of 2020, we could not have imagined our world gripped by a pandemic with far-reaching effects into our lives and economies....

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Engaging with Disabled Employees: Employers’ Rights and Avoiding Litigation

Employers ought to consider the process of how they interact with their disabled employees. As Fisher Phillips’ Devin Rauchwerger writes, good-faith exchanges and an open description of the job’s essential functions can go a long way toward decreasing employers’ risk of liability from disability discrimination lawsuits. Understanding how to properly engage in the interactive process...

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Can Stringent Stress Tests Help Banks Combat Pandemic Risk?

The global economy is facing an unprecedented threat; though we are just a few months into the pandemic, it has already disrupted markets far and wide. In the financial markets, the impact is clearly visible across the financial value chain. Ajay Katara considers how stress testing can minimize these risks. The 2008 financial crisis caught...

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How Beliefs Affect Mindset

Every decision starts with a belief. That is, we base our decisions on what we know to be true — what we believe. As Linda Henman writes, sometimes, however, we believe something that isn’t true.  Both intellectual and emotional, beliefs influence our behavior when facts and reason alone don’t. How do we develop our beliefs?...

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Collaboration and Pricing in the U.S. During the COVID-19 Pandemic:

Businesses are beginning to pursue meaningful avenues of collaboration to ensure industry-wide response to the COVID-19 pandemic and to provide critical resources to affected communities. Morrison & Foerster attorneys discuss how to avoid violating antitrust laws. Collaboration and cooperation among businesses – even competitors – in various forms may be necessary and beneficial for the...

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Working During COVID-19: FAQs for Employers

As COVID-19 sweeps the country, employers are wondering how to handle their workforces. Attorneys from Poyner Spruill tackle employers’ concerns at the moment, from establishing leave-sharing programs to changes in an employee’s visa status. The threat posed by the novel coronavirus has left employees with seemingly endless questions: Can I work from home? Can I receive benefits...

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Risk Management in the Age of COVID-19

Fusion Risk Management’s Kim Hirsch has been advising clients on pandemic planning and business continuity management nonstop since the outbreak of COVID-19. Here, Kim discusses preparedness, quarantine-related issues and the critical risks businesses are facing currently. What are the most critical business risks you are seeing and hearing from customers or prospects? Workforce disruptions? Supply...

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3 (More) Considerations to Weather Transformation

Disruptive innovation has a clear impact on the half-life of companies’ business models. Protiviti’s Jim DeLoach continues a two-part series covering how industry disruption and digital transformation present a new frontier of opportunity and risk that is shaping – and speeding up – business model changes. This article is the second of a two-part discussion...

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Survey Reveals Misguided Assumptions About Cloud ERP Reporting

Poll of nearly 500 financial professionals shows 40 percent of organizations mistakenly believe cloud ERP will automatically result in faster financial reporting Raleigh, NC (March 26, 2020) – insightsoftware today announced the results of a global survey that polled 471 financial professionals from organizations of all sizes and across numerous industries. The survey examined perceptions about the...

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This Message Will Self-Destruct in 5 Seconds

The proliferation of ephemeral messaging poses unique challenges when it comes to e-discovery. Buckley LLP’s Scott Sakiyama outlines those challenges, highlights recent case law and provides guidance for companies to follow. Howard Baker’s quote – “it is almost always the cover-up rather than the event that causes trouble” – has taken on significance in recent...

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SEC Extends Company Financial Disclosures Amidst COVID Crisis

SEC extends conditional exemptions from reporting and proxy delivery requirements for public companies, funds and investment advisers affected by coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) Division of Corporation Finance issues related disclosure and other guidance… SEC continues to closely monitor impact of coronavirus on investors and capital markets Washington D.C. (March 25, 2020) — Today, the Securities...

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COVID-19: The Ultimate Tabletop Exercise

The global coronavirus outbreak is putting every organization’s business continuity plans to the test. Geneia’s Rick Reed suggests that if your company wasn’t ready for this crisis, now’s the time to strengthen your plans for the next one. COVID-19 is proving to be the ultimate tabletop exercise for 2020. ERM professionals have been required to bring...

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Assessing Incentives in a Compliance & Ethics Program

Whatever “flavor” of compliance incentives you offer, they need to be reassessed regularly. Jeff Kaplan and Rebecca Walker discuss what to take into account. The Sentencing Guidelines provide, in relevant part: “the organization’s compliance and ethics program shall be promoted and enforced consistently throughout the organization through … appropriate incentives to perform in accordance with...

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What Employers Need to Know About COVID-19 and the Families First Coronavirus Response ACT

The COVID-19 outbreak is drastically changing American life, seemingly overnight. While certain industries have been hit especially hard already, it is likely this pandemic will have an impact on every business sector. Employment attorney Alyson Brown looks at this evolving situation and its impact on employers. The recently passed Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)...

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Risk Management During the Coronavirus

Vicky Yu has seen the effects of the coronavirus firsthand. Here, she offers lessons learned, hopefully to protect those organizations who may yet get an up-close-and-personal view into the outbreak. Since the coronavirus outbreak in China late December 2019, many Chinese companies or multinational companies that have offices in China are facing stress from government...

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Collaboration Compliance During a Crisis

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, many financial services firms are implementing work from home policies using collaboration tools. Theta Lake’s Marc Gilman provides background on regulatory responses and requirements, as well as practical advice about compliance considerations. As individuals and organizations aggressively invoke business continuity plans in the wake of coronavirus, a rapid...

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Threat Telemetry Data Shows Countries with Higher COVID-19 Rates Show Spikes in Remote Worker Attacks

Rise in cyberattacks in Italy prove coronavirus is impacting cybersecurity, acting as a warning for organizations worldwide Threat telemetry data shows that countries with higher COVID-19 cases, such as Italy, show spikes in remote worker attacks New York, NY (March 18, 2020) – Cynet today announced that an analysis of the company's aggregate customer data...

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Innovation in Compliance Leadership

Because leadership dynamics are changing, so too should the old “command and control” function of compliance. Tom Fox offers guidance to help CCOs adapt to the changing times. Given the paucity of leadership coming out of Washington during this crisis, I thought it would be a ripe time to consider some innovations in compliance leadership....