Compliance

What’s in It for Me? Gartner Says Workers Need to be Convinced of Compliance’s Value Proposition

What’s in It for Me? Gartner Says Workers Need to be Convinced of Compliance’s Value Proposition

After years of companies working to build a strong speak-up culture, a new Gartner report shows that many employees still need motivation that may surprise their employers when it comes to saying something when they see something: They need to know if reporting misconduct will benefit them. Just over half of the 900-plus workers Gartner surveyed said they believed reporting...

Where Does Your Cotton Come From? Dismantling Global Forced Labor Requires Pinpoint Supply Chain Transparency

Where Does Your Cotton Come From? Dismantling Global Forced Labor Requires Pinpoint Supply Chain Transparency

At any given time on earth, an estimated 25 million people are forced to work against their will. The human rights atrocities alleged in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region have rightly generated outrage and political action. New laws coming into effect in the U.S. this year and Europe next year aim to strip the global supply chain of products made...

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SEC Is Pushing Back Against Greenwashing; Bribery, Corruption Investigations Provide Valuable ESG Lessons

Smart firms are investing in ESG programs not just to showcase their cultural bona fides but to appeal to consumers and employees. But these programs can also heighten regulatory and reputational risk. Let’s explore some lessons ESG leaders could take from anti-bribery and anti-corruption probes. FTI Consulting’s Beth Jones, Brian Ong, Edith Wong and Michael Cullen co-authored this article. As...

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Does Your Company Have a Comprehensive Compliance Program? You Can Probably Thank SOX for That.

Though it was created as a counterbalance to a series of early-aughts corporate accounting scandals, many of today’s most important corporate compliance themes are deeply rooted in the seminal Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX). Indeed, as McDermott Will & Emery partner Michael W. Peregrine explores, the law, which turned 20 years old in July, gave birth to the modern corporate responsibility movement...

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Them’s the Breaks: What Companies Can Learn From Boris Johnson’s Downfall

Embattled Prime Minister Boris Johnson resigned after a revolt in his own party. While the political repercussions of Johnson’s tenure, especially how it ended, will be felt mostly within the UK, Miller & Chevalier’s Alejandra Montenegro Almonte and Nicole Gökçebay share what compliance and ethics lessons can be gleaned from the ordeal. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s resignation has certainly...

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GDPR and the Deemed Export Rule: Striking a Balance

U.S. law may require your company to collect employee and contractor data in a manner that on its face would run afoul of GDPR requirements in Europe. VIAVI Solutions’ Matt Silverman explains how firms can successfully perform this high-wire act. U.S. export laws regulate more than just the shipment of tangible goods from one country to another: They control the...

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U.S. Widens Sanctions, Targets Russian Gold Production

Russia cranked up its gold production to offset previous international sanctions; now, the U.S. and a group of international allies are cutting off that particular revenue stream in an effort to hamstring Russia’s continued invasion of Ukraine. The U.S. Treasury Department has issued additional sanctions against Russia, targeting almost 100 entities and individuals, and prohibited import of Russian gold. The...

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