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Shanti Atkins

Retaliation Exposure Tipping Point? Supreme Court Extends SOX Whistleblower Protections to Private Company Employees

The Supreme Court in Lawson vs FMR, LLC (delivered March 4, 2014 after a 6-3 vote) has ruled that employees of private companies engaged by public companies are covered by the whistleblower protections of Sarbanes Oxley Act of…more

Contractors, FMR LLC, Lawson v FMR, Retaliation, Sarbanes-Oxley

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Mary Bennett

Growing Challenge: Managing Third Parties within the Banking Industry

The challenge of managing third party relationships has expanded within the banking industry. In guidance issued last year by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), the scope of such relations has grown to include…more

bank, OCC, Third-Party Risk

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Simmi Singh Corcoran

Efficient, Nimble, Defensible: More Benefits of Using Short Form Compliance Training

In our first post on burst learning, we covered five key benefits of using burst learning, an approach to ethics and compliance training that utilizes engaging five-to seven-minute products to accomplish any number of an…more

Chief Compliance Officers, Compliance, Training

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Andrew Foose

Interviewing in the Context of Workplace Investigations

As an ethics and compliance professional and investigator, I have been intrigued by the recent media coverage of wrongful convictions. Also, the stories reminded me of a fascinating article in the New Yorker magazine a few…more

Chief Compliance Officers, Compliance, Ethics, Investigations

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Ingrid Fredeen

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

Decriminalization of Marijuana, Drug Testing, Law Matters, Legal Perspectives, Marijuana

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Eddy O’Mara

Senator Delivers Poor Grades to Executive Departments on Whistleblower Protections

A memorandum released yesterday by Senator Charles E. Grassley highlights allegations that 14 of the 15 executive branch departments are in violation of the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act (WPEA)…more

Whistleblower Protection Policies, Whistleblowers

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Carrie Penman

2014 Hotline Benchmarking Toolkit eBook.

In This Presentation: • What’s Happening With Call Volume? • The Repeat Reporter Story • Allegation Categories Remarkably Consistent • The Decline of the Anonymous Reporter? • Substantiation Rate Gets…more

Benchmarks, Hotlines

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Ed Petry, PHD

JSYK - Wow Best Training Ever! - CUL8R

Last week, the Wall Street Journal featured an article on companies that are enlisting employees who are identified as “influencers” – “employees who are particularly well-connected and trusted by their peers” – to help “come…more

Social Media Policy, Training

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Donna Phelps

Anti-Corruption Efforts to the North and South

What do Canada and Brazil have in common? If you said, “recent aggressive ramp up in anti-corruption efforts,” you’d be right. But what makes this all the more interesting is that these efforts are largely being driven by…more

Anti-Corruption, Bribery, Canada, CFPOA, Compliance

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Santiago Reich

An Ounce of Prevention in M&A Due Diligence

During a merger or acquisition, usually there is at least some leadership recognition that: - the cultural fit of the two (or more) companies is important - that the ethical climate of the organizations needs to…more

Acquisitions, Compliance, Corporate Culture, Due Diligence, Ethics

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Randy Stephens

Senator Delivers Poor Grades to Executive Departments on Whistleblower Protections

A memorandum released yesterday by Senator Charles E. Grassley highlights allegations that 14 of the 15 executive branch departments are in violation of the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act (WPEA)…more

Whistleblower Protection Policies, Whistleblowers

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Michael Vermillion

Growing Challenge: Managing Third Parties within the Banking Industry

The challenge of managing third party relationships has expanded within the banking industry. In guidance issued last year by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), the scope of such relations has grown to include…more

bank, OCC, Third-Party Risk

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