Ingrid Fredeen

Ingrid Fredeen

NAVEX Global

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Workplace Harassment is Evolving: Is Your Prevention Program Keeping Pace?

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

3/16/2015 - Anti-Harassment Policies Harassment Sexual Harassment Training Training Accidents Workplace Bullying

Lessons From the Kleiner Perkins Trial: Stopping Discrimination Against Women

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

3/13/2015 - Anti-Harassment Policies Compliance Corporate Governance Discrimination Ethics Gender Discrimination Kleiner Perkins Caufield Retaliation Sexual Harassment Tech Industry Training Venture Capital

New Workplace Harassment Training Challenges (And How to Tackle Them)

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

1/22/2015 - Compliance Employer Liability Issues Harassment Popular Sexual Harassment Training Workplace Bullying Workplace Safety

2015 Trends: #2 Dealing with Conflicting Legal Requirements: Guns, Drugs and Marriage in the U.S.A.

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

1/8/2015 - Best Practices Chief Compliance Officers Compliance Corporate Culture Employer Liability Issues Gun Laws Marijuana Medical Marijuana Same-Sex Marriage

Seven Things DOJ Insiders Expect Organizations To Know (and Do) About Antitrust Compliance

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

12/16/2014 - Antitrust Provisions Board of Directors Chief Compliance Officers Compliance Corporate Counsel Corporate Culture Corporate Management Corporate Officers DOJ

Supreme Court Case Brings Pregnancy Discrimination Act back into the Spotlight: Key Legal and Cultural Issues Employers and...

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

12/9/2014 - Compliance Corporate Culture Employer Liability Issues Ethics PDA Pregnancy Discrimination Reasonable Accommodation SCOTUS

Toxic Work Cultures are (Really, Really) Bad for Business: Tech Sector Missteps Serve as Reminders for Us All

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

11/13/2014 - Best Management Practices Corporate Culture Employer Liability Issues Harassment Hostile Environment Sexual Harassment Technology Technology Sector

Workplace Drug Policies and Your Corporate Culture: Four Tough Questions To Ask and Answer

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

10/14/2014 - Chief Compliance Officers Compliance Corporate Counsel Corporate Culture Illegal Drugs

Five Strategies For Addressing Social Media Risks (Without Breaking the Bank or Using Up Valuable Seat Time)

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

10/2/2014 - Employer Liability Issues Employment Policies Ethics Popular Social Media Training

Did California Get it Right? Should Employers Be Expected to Address Abusive Conduct at Work?

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


Misplaced Confidence in Ethics & Compliance Training Program Effectiveness? Survey Shows Startling Disconnect

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

9/2/2014 - Best Management Practices Chief Compliance Officers Corporate Culture Employer Liability Issues Ethics Training

Addressing & Alleviating Top Compliance Training Challenges & Barriers

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

8/15/2014 - Compliance Ethics Training

Practitioners Share Their Top Ethics & Compliance Training Objective -- And It's Not What You Might Expect

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

8/1/2014 - Chief Compliance Officers Corporate Culture Ethics Training

NAVEX Global 2014 Training Benchmarking Report Webinar: Top Takeaways & Questions

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

7/22/2014 - Benchmarks Best Management Practices Chief Compliance Officers Employer Liability Issues Ethics Training

Getting Ahead of the Changing Legal Landscape Around Marijuana Use: Avoiding Nine Common Policy Mistakes

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. ...more

4/21/2014 - Drugs Employer Liability Issues Employment Policies Marijuana Medical Marijuana Wine & Alcohol

What Marijuana Legalization Means for Your Drug-Free Workplace Policies

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

1/17/2014 - Decriminalization of Marijuana Drug Testing Law Matters Legal Perspectives Marijuana

The Case for Quality in Ethics and Compliance Training

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

12/23/2013 - Compliance Ethics Human Resources Professionals Training

Six Lessons that Redefine Focused Compliance Training: Lesson Six

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

12/13/2013 - Compliance Corporate Culture Ethics Internal Controls Risk Management Training

Here's What's Missing from Your Company's Social Media Policy

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

11/19/2013 - Bring Your Own Device Legal Perspectives NLRA NLRB Social Media Social Media Policy

Six Lessons that Redefine Focused Compliance Training: Lesson Five

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

11/18/2013 - Compliance Training

Social Media Storm and Lessons Learned: Sexist Memo Sent By Lawfirm Leadership to Female Lawyers

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

11/4/2013 - Gender Discrimination Sex Discrimination Social Media

Six Lessons that Redefine Focused Compliance Training: Lesson Four: Building a Legal Defense: Avoiding 4 Fatal Mistakes

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

10/4/2013 - Compliance Internal Controls Litigation Strategies Training

Would you Speak Up for $25K? How About for $14 Million?

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

10/2/2013 - Compliance SEC Whistleblower Awards Whistleblowers

Six Lessons that Redefine Focused Compliance Training: Lesson Three

Lesson Three: Strategies for Managing New Forms of Old-School Misconduct - Social media has altered everything about the way we work, interact, and stay connected. Just think back 10, even 5 years ago. Things were...more

9/6/2013 - Compliance Ethics Training

Key Considerations: Using Social Media to Promote Ethical Practices

NAVEX Global and PwC recently sponsored a groundbreaking study from the Ethics Resource Center around Social Networking in the workplace. There was a lot covered in the study, so we’ve put the results in context for ethics...more

8/20/2013 - Blogs Chief Compliance Officers Compliance Confidential Information Corporate Culture Ethics Retaliation Risk Management Social Media Social Media Policy Training

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