Today the SEC announced that it will pay $30 million to a whistleblower in the largest award ever doled out by the agency.
This news is monumental and will send shock waves around the financial world—along with gut...more
The now infamous General Motors mea culpa, which followed the automotive giant’s recall of almost six million cars, has brought the importance of a “speak up culture” front and center. As part of the company’s long road to...more
Well structured, updated policies can be a first line of defense against employment related litigation and regulatory investigations. However, an organization’s policies can quickly turn from defensive tactic to litigation...more
Whistleblowing has become a highly charged term, stirring up emotive rhetoric ranging from “ethical hero” to “treasonous traitor” with very little substantive evaluation of the real impact on the corporation and the broader...more
The day has arrived. Today we’ll cover our last trend to watch in 2014: DPA and NPA use expanding. Since they were first used in 2000, the U.S. DOJ has disclosed 257 Deferred Prosecution Agreements (DPAs) and Non-Prosecution...more
The final trend we’ll cover as part of our Top 10 Trends series will appear next week (we’re hosting a webinar on all ten trends next Thursday), but today we'll cover #9 - a topic critical to the ethics and compliance...more
Trend number 5 is on the docket today as we move down our list of ethics and compliance trends to watch in 2014. Privacy issues have led the headlines for years but their intersection with ethics and compliance is coming to...more
A continuation of our recent coverage on ethics and compliance trends to watch in 2014, we’re taking a deeper look at whistleblowing and retaliation trends today. ...more
Earlier last week we began discussing the top ten trends in ethics and compliance we identified for 2014. Third party risk as the ethics and compliance “Achilles heel” dominated the conversation in our first trend. In this...more
As we embark on 2014, we’ve pulled together key ethics and compliance industry trends with an eye towards planning for the year ahead.
To help, we’ve asked industry experts, our colleagues at NAVEX Global and ethics...more
Designed right, an ethics and compliance program is not just about limiting risk. You’re setting your sights too low. In fact with that narrow mindset, you’re likely setting your organization up for failure, or at least...more
Recently we took time to recall not only why we should listen to what the flight attendant is telling us about the safety features on our aircraft, but also what 2009’s Miracle on the Hudson tells us about corporate...more
San Diego Mayor Bob Filner is facing escalating sexual harassment accusations from 13 of his own female employees – each, I’m sure, with their own tales to tell. And while these types of accusations occur in all types...more
Trying to avoid the unusually strict import controls in Argentina and facilitate faster clearance of its products through customs, a subsidiary of Ralph Lauren Corp. was found to have bribed local officials between 2005 and...more