Combatting the five most common forms of workplace discrimination. Workplace discrimination, in any form, can poison company culture, stifle innovation and depress morale. But the harmful effects go much further. It can spell...more
Video vigilantes are on the rise, and their recordings can quickly go viral. What should employers do to prepare for, handle and prevent covert recordings made in the workplace?
Just a few short years ago HR and...more
Creating a workplace culture where employees feel safe and respected means designing and implementing a workplace harassment prevention program that adapts to emerging issues.
In this presentation:
I. The Persistent...more
In recent weeks much media attention has been paid to an important case against a well-known Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers. Since late February, the technology sector venture capitalist...more
Workplace harassment is a decades-old problem that, frustratingly, takes on new forms and new life each year. Harassment and discrimination (including gender, age, disability, religion and racial workplace discrimination)...more
We asked industry experts, colleagues and compliance officers what they believe will be the top issues impacting workplace ethics and corporate compliance programs in 2015. We gathered their best thinking and prepared our...more
For most organizations, the risk of violating antitrust laws is real. But when it comes to the most serious of antitrust violations, such as cartels and significant price fixing schemes, there is often an “it won’t happen...more
When Congress passed the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978, it sent a message to employers that it wasn’t okay to continue discriminating against women because they were pregnant, could become pregnant or because of...more
Rarely do we see an industry of professionals engage in misconduct as egregious as what we are seeing today in the tech sector. The intoxicating cocktail of power, money and prestige has combined to put many female...more
For employers, enforcing workplace drug policies in states where medical marijuana use is legal could boil down to workplace values and culture. And it’s an issue companies will be facing more and more....more
We continue to be entertained and perplexed by the faux pas of employees who contribute on social media. The truisms that “nothing goes away…ever” and “there’s no such thing as private” are often forgotten in the moment when...more
Over the past several weeks, news outlets have covered (from virtually every angle) the deplorable conduct of some prominent NFL players; Adrian Peterson (of the Minnesota Vikings) and Ray Rice (of the Baltimore Ravens) are...more
When respondents to the NAVEX Global 2014 Ethics & Compliance Training Benchmark Survey were asked whether each employee in their organization received the ethics and compliance training they need, 75 percent either “agreed”...more
More than half (56 percent) of the respondents to the NAVEX Global 2014 Ethics & Compliance Training Benchmark Survey revealed that their top ethics and compliance training concern today is the limited hours available for...more
Ninety percent of survey respondents from NAVEX Global's 2014 Ethics & Compliance Training Benchmark Report, cited their top ethics and compliance training objective as “Create a culture of ethics and respect.” This was...more
We recently hosted a webinar, “Priorities, Practices and Trends in Training” to discuss the findings from our NAVEX Global 2014 Ethics and Compliance Training Benchmark Report.
Some of the key findings from the report,...more
Once a policy that typically needed little attention or updating, the legalization of marijuana — even for the limited purpose of medical use — is throwing companies’ drug & alcohol use policies into the spotlight.
Drug-free workplace policies are in place to help ensure that employees come to work ready and able to work, and that they don’t endanger others while they are working. But beyond that, the issues become more complex, and...more
Why Quantity is not an Adequate Substitute -
If your inbox looks anything like mine, it’s likely bombarded with daily messages about what is “most important” or “critical” for your compliance training program. You’ve...more
For years organizations have used training to successfully build legal defenses and better position their organizations against litigation and enforcement actions. Increasingly though, training is intended to serve a dual...more
For a legal perspective, we asked attorneys writing on JD Supra to tell us what, in their experience, they most often found to be missing from workplace social media policies. We knew that a roundtable of responses would make...more
The Importance of Middle Managers to Your Compliance Program
When it comes to managing risk and building a culture of ethics and compliance every employee plays a part. Senior leaders establish the priority, tone, and...more
I first came across this story, not buried in an online discussion or in a tweet. But rather, on the Today Show. It's an excellent example of the speed with which poorly thought out internal memos find a whole new life...more
Using training to build a legal defense is a topic that receives significant coverage. It’s also a topic that is often not well understood. Unfortunately, mistakes happen and they can be costly....more
With great fanfare, the SEC Office of the Whistleblower opened its doors in September of 2011, and eagerly asked whistleblowers to step forward. The office is authorized to reward “high-quality, original information” that...more