Armed with its revised Green Guides, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) continues to police what it sees as false and misleading environmental claims.
They say that stress induces productivity, but it also leads to burnout, unhappiness and even employee turnover. Stressed workers are more irritable and confrontational. They also miss deadlines more often...
The vast majority of FCPA enforcement actions involve bribery payments made by third parties, as opposed to those made directly by employees or officers.
Reporting wrongdoing at work will never be easy. So why do whistleblowers go ahead?
Sometimes it is easy to overlook the importance of human resources and compliance issues. In fact, human resource departments face significant enforcement and compliance risks. In addition, the head of human resources is an important partner on compliance. If a company suffers from weak compliance programs, its human resource department is sure to be a liability for the company.
I assess the effectiveness of the corporate compliance programs of the organizations I monitor. Interviews of company personnel have proven to be one of the most reliable and effective tools in making this assessment. While many of the people interviewed are chosen randomly from the company's employee roster, others are specifically selected due to their position, role or risk profile.
Regulatory scrutiny of the insurance industry has never been more acute. Government regulators from a host of disparate disciplines are intensely focused on making sure we have the controls in place to avoid another financial meltdown. Compounding matters, insurance companies have begun to look more and more like financial services companies, taking deposits, underwriting interest rate and debt swaps, and...
There is certainly no shortage of significant compliance issues in today’s complex business and regulatory environment. Our global economy has produced opportunities for growth and success that can come with an increased need for governance, oversight and formal corporate compliance. Clifton Gunderson's Jennifer Leary discusses the top five corporate compliance concerns trending today.
Depending on a company’s ultimate objectives, having the correct balance within the control structure is the key to a successful internal fraud investigation.
This article by Matthew Reinhard of Miller & Chevalier will not only assist oil companies in ensuring compliance with anti-corruption laws and policies, but assist the compliance department in adding real business value to transactions.
When properly managed, non-employees give businesses a competitive advantage, but improper hiring and management practices can introduce employers to a whole other set of challenges and risk. Matt Rivera breaks down the potential co-employment and independent contractor compliance issues, and discusses the best practices for implementing a compliance program to protect your organization.
Too often, organizations forget that busy people working in challenging times need to know what to do and what not to do related to compliance -- with the same clarity as other job responsibilities they shoulder. Most importantly, they need to know and believe to their core that their employer sincerely wants to find out about problems and welcomes the...