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The Supreme Court - April, 2017

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The Supreme Court of the United States issued decisions in two cases today: McLane Co. v. EEOC, No. 15-1248: Damiana Ochoa filed a discrimination charge against petitioner McLane Co. when she was terminated after...more

2017 EMEA & APAC Culture and Compliance Benchmark Report - Data And Insights To Put To Work In Your Programme Today

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NAVEX Global partnered with an independent research agency to investigate how companies headquartered across Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Asia Pacific (APAC) develop and execute their ethics and compliance (E&C)...more

New Guidance from the DOJ on Your Compliance Program

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The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Criminal Division, Fraud Section, recently released new guidance associated with its Guide to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. The guidance, entitled Evaluation of Corporate...more

Privacy Perils: Social Engineering Fraud - the C-Suite Maneuver

by Bass, Berry & Sims PLC on

It's a common misconception that cyber-criminals use sophisticated technical tools to hack into a person's computer or online accounts. More often than not, cyber attackers use old fashioned trickery or "social engineering"...more

Compliance Paid for Itself in Many Ways in 2016

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“A culture of ethics ties long-term performance to the interests of long-term stakeholders.” — Larry Fink, Chief Executive of Blackrock The quote above was mentioned by Timothy Erblich, CEO of Ethisphere, at the...more

Focus On Enabling Your People, Not Controlling Them, To Create an Effective Compliance Culture

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When employees of all levels believe in and support policies and standards, that’s when you see real compliance. In-house perspective from NetApp GC, Matt Fawcett....more

Five on Friday – Five Recent Developments that We’ve Been Watching Closely - December 2016

It’s Friday and time for another overview of developments in the field of business and human rights that we’ve been monitoring. This week’s post includes: IHRB’s annual list of the Top 10 business and human rights issues...more

Fired for Taking the Fifth: Famous Firings in History

by Zuckerman Spaeder LLP on

The Department of Justice’s recent Yates Memo creates a new emphasis on individual accountability for corporate or entity wrongdoing. It also enhances the risk to corporate employees that they will need to choose between...more

VW: The Challenge of Whistleblowing

The following guest post is by Wendy Addison. A hand shot up from the lecture hall: ‘I don’t understand’, a young economics undergraduate said, looking perplexed, ‘surely a company’s executives would want to know...more

Global Trends and Business Ethics

The following is part one of a two-part guest post by Alison Taylor and James Cohen. 2016 is only half-complete, but it’s already been a pivotal year in ethics and compliance. The Panama Papers and Unaoil data leaks...more

The Art of Self Defense

Corporate compliance programs come in all shapes and sizes and apply whether your company is privately owned or publicly traded. These internal controls take the form of accounting and audit procedures,...more

Top Ten Ethics & Compliance Predictions & Recommendations for 2016

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To help with our predictions and recommendations, we’ve talked with industry experts, our colleagues at NAVEX Global, and ethics and compliance professionals from our more than 12,500 client organizations. Based on their...more

Saudi Arabia Update - January 2016

by Dentons on

Legal Developments - Labor Law – weekends are not part of annual leave - The Saudi Arabian Labor Law provides that employees shall be entitled to 21 days of paid leave annually, to be increased to 25 days upon...more

Director prosecution and conviction in New South Wales

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

The NSW work health and safety regulator has brought a successful prosecution against a company director resulting in a criminal conviction and fines against the director and the company. An order was also made requiring the...more

UK Executives Acquitted of Charges in Respect of Alleged Redundancy Consultation Breaches

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As reported in a previous Onpoint three former directors of the collapsed parcel delivery firm City Link have been prosecuted relating to their failure to notify the Secretary of State of the redundancies which resulted from...more

Personal Liability for Redundancy Breaches

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Collective redundancy consultation has recently become a lot more serious on a personal level for directors and senior managers. Three former directors of collapsed delivery company Citylink are being prosecuted in...more

Three Key Takeaways from DOJ’s New Yates Memo on Individual Accountability for Corporate Wrongdoing

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

During a September 10, 2015 conference at New York University, Deputy Attorney General (DAG) Sally Quillian Yates announced new Department of Justice (DOJ or the Department) policy that could significantly affect the way that...more

DOJ Provides Focused “Guidance” on Prosecuting Corporate Individuals

After receiving significant criticism on the Department of Justice’s failure to prosecute corporate executives involved in the financial crisis in 2008, Sally Yates, the Deputy Attorney General issued a seven page memo...more

US Department Of Justice Targets Corporate Individuals

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DOJ announces tough new approach to the investigation and prosecution of corporate officers and employees. On September 9, in a major change to its approach to the investigation of alleged corporate crime, the US...more

Cartoons, Crime and Compliance

The full animation of “Why We Say Yes,” is now available by clicking on the above image. As a companion guide, here is my interview with Nicole Rose ([email protected]), creative founder, and CEO of Create Training and The...more

Business Litigation Alert: "Expanding Whistleblower Protection - Recent Senate Bill Represents Big Changes"

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A new bill unanimously passed the U.S. Senate in July that could make it significantly more difficult for general counsel when considering whether to self-report antitrust issues. The Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act...more

Corporate Manslaughter Charge Following Death of Apprentice

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On 14 July 2015 Huntley Mount Engineering ("the Company") was fined £150,000 after pleading guilty to corporate manslaughter following the death of a 16 year old, Cameron Minshull. He was employed as an apprentice, through a...more

Spain Sets a New Milestone with its Corporate Compliance Statute

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

As of July 1 of this year, Spain becomes the latest in a string of nations with a corporate compliance defense. Article 33 of Spain’s criminal code will provide an exemption from corporate criminal liability where the company...more

Business Litigation Report - June 2015

In This Issue: ..From 20 Years to Zero in Six Trial Days - Noted With Interest: ..FedEx Drivers: Employees or Independent Contractors? The Ninth Circuit Weighs in on California’s Murky “Right-to-Control”...more

Culture of Corruption in the Financial Industry: A Closer Look

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A closer look at new research data about corruption in the financial industry: is the industry as far behind on organizational culture as it might seem?  A recent study, “The Street, The Bull and The Crisis: A Survey of...more

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