Compliance

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Supreme Court Ruling Likely Spells the End for Vaccine-or-Test Federal Mandates at Large Businesses, But Numerous Caveats Apply

The Supreme Court conservative majority held ranks to temporarily stay an OSHA standard that would have made large employers require their employees get vaccinated or wear a mask and test regularly. In a separate 5-4 decision, the court allowed a similar measure to proceed for workers in the healthcare sector. Employment experts weigh in on implications for businesses.  The Supreme...

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Can Regulators Keep Up with Innovation?

Disruptive technologies like AI, cryptocurrency, biometrics and blockchain have taken the world by storm, but fintech regulations have struggled to keep pace. While technological advancement is often propelled by the private sector — such as big tech, startups and venture capital funding — regulatory change is constrained by lengthy and convoluted legislative processes.  Although the growth of these innovative technologies is exciting, the absence of...

Caldwell Lays it Out – DOJ Metrics for a Compliance Program

Time to Fall on Your Sword: Will DOJ’s Focus on Individuals Stem the Flow of Misconduct?

DOJ says it plans to target more individuals in cases of wrongdoing. With a flurry of recent indictments, that promise appears to have already materialized. The more the enforcement stings, the more it will discourage businesses from repeat wrongdoing. One of the most frustrating things about working in compliance is when you see people get away with illegitimate actions. The...

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Top ESG Articles of 2021

While many ESG trends continued in 2021, the past 12 months also saw landmark events, accelerating regulatory attention and a heightened public awareness not present in previous years. CCI editors provide their rundown of the top ESG articles of 2021 below. In 2021, it sometimes felt as if ESG had transformed from a cause to a sort of corporate lifestyle...

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Sustainability Reporting: Where Do We Stand — and Where Are We Headed?

Coalitions of stakeholders in the business world agree that combating climate change stands as a crucial long-term measure. But those actions are next-to-moot if investors can't assess and benchmark their effects with standard sustainability reporting. In a context in which society is demanding initiatives to combat climate change, the debate on corporate sustainability reporting is more pressing than ever. The...

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While Courts Consider OSHA’s Vaccine-or-Test Mandate ETS, Businesses Are Caught in Limbo

The Fifth Circuit Court has permanently blocked the OSHA vaccinate-or-test ETS. But judicial review continues. In the meantime, businesses can do little more than educate themselves on the matter. On November 4, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) that requires businesses that employ 100 or more employees to either mandate their workforce...

As EU Whistleblower Regulation Enforcement Date Nears, Ripple Effects Expected Across Europe

As EU Whistleblower Regulation Enforcement Date Nears, Ripple Effects Expected Across Europe

The deadline for E.U. member states to transpose the Whistleblower Protection Directive into national laws is Dec. 17, 2021. Once the local whistleblowing laws have been passed, they will become applicable to all organizations with more than 250 employees of that specific E.U. member state. Denmark and Sweden have already issued new whistleblowing acts, more members intend to comply with...

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