An effective compliance program can protect a company from criminal indictment -- and generate bottom-line results.
Many industry experts, professional services firms, private equity firms and corporate acquirers believe 2014 will be a busy year for mergers and acquisitions.
Harassment and discrimination issues can lead to millions of dollars in losses for an organization. In fact, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commissions (EEOC) obtained the highest amount of monetary recoveries in agency history in 2013, despite the overall number of harassment and discrimination charges decreasing from 2012.
As our world becomes more and more electronic and individuals become more accustomed to paying for goods and services with the swipe of a plastic card, both employers and employees are becoming attracted to pay cards.
Damage to the company’s reputation. The costs of replacing employees who did not have the qualifications stated on their resumes. Risk to the safety and security of fellow employees and customers. These are just some of the many problems that can arise if a company hires the wrong candidates.
As businesses increasingly rely on external parties for critical services, they become more vulnerable to business interruptions. This is especially true when such businesses know little about their third-party vendors’ resiliency and recovery capabilities, according to a new PwC US whitepaper, which examines the effects that vendor resiliency, or lack thereof, can have on an organization’s business continuity strategy.
Many companies have adopted a risk language to facilitate dialogue within the organization regarding their risks. While we are not aware of an authoritative risk language or model, there are a number of risk models in the public domain that can be useful to ensure the completeness of the event categorization and risk assessment processes.
Nothing is more important to developing and maintaining an effective C&E program than risk assessment, and effective risk assessment is, as a general matter, perhaps the most daunting task a C&E officer is likely to face.
Companies invest in enterprise risk management to identify, analyze, respond to and monitor risks and opportunities in their internal and external environments. These investments maximize opportunities, help avoid nasty surprises and provide reasonable assurance on the achievement of the ...
Sometimes people operate with blinders. I don’t mean to suggest that people deliberately put blinders on to ignore issues; they sort of just grow into a person’s personality.
Latin America is a region of great diversity, from the food to the languages to the cultures and the people. This also means that the forms of bribery in the region can be extremely diverse. Nonetheless, there are some common threats that FCPA practitioners in the ...
A series of recently enacted, far-reaching California laws targeting employers who retaliate against workers could subject the state’s ...