[author: Marta Moakley, XpertHR Legal Editor]
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) have released a comprehensive Resource Guide to the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). The 120-page guide includes practical examples of enforcement actions and summaries of applicable case law.
Employers, whether small businesses or multinational conglomerates, can garner important insights into their legal obligations under the FCPA by accessing this free document. More importantly, the resource guide provides a window into the enforcement priorities of the SEC and DOJ.
Notably, the guide contains an entire chapter dedicated to the applicable whistleblower provisions and protections available to employees. Employers seeking to minimize liability may want to evaluate any internal anti-bribery policy or whistleblower policy, as well as review possible penalties, sanctions and remedies available under the FCPA, including criminal liability provisions.
Employee Management > Employer Liability > US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Whistleblower Program
Risk Management - Health, Safety, Security > Workplace Security > Bribery
HR Strategy, Management and the Law > Ethical Issues in HR