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Think High Stakes Whistleblowing is Just a U.S. Phenomenon? Think Again.

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
| Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

The Research Is In: Busy People Are Less Compliant

Demanding work environments are common today. But new research has identified a previously hidden cost to pressure-filled organizations, says Gretchen Gavett of the Harvard Business Review: “neglecting those secondary tasks…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

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
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Does Your Company’s “Inadequate Compliance Program” Violate Securities Laws?

In a recent matter before the SEC, settlement of an FCPA claim with Smith & Wesson has raised some worrisome new issues for compliance officers. This settlement is noteworthy for two reasons: 1. Small and mid-sized…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

SEC Awards $300,000 to an Audit & Compliance Professional for Whistleblowing: Key Implications & Lessons Learned

Last week, the SEC announced its first whistleblower award to an audit and compliance professional. The $300,000 award announcement noted that the recipient had “reported concerns to appropriate personnel within the company,…more
| Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law

Unexpected “Scientific Evidence” on the Value of Ethics & Compliance Training and Communications

A real-life situation recently provided powerful evidence of the value—and effectiveness — of ethics and compliance training and communication. When scientists want to prove the effect of something such as, for example,…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

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” or…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Are You Using Skewed Data to Benchmark Your Ethics & Compliance Hotline?

Benchmarking your hotline compliance data against best practices and peer data is an important part of assessing the health of your company’s culture. But not all industry benchmarks are created equal…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts

Overheard at the Airport: Material, Non-Public Information

I was recently in a business lounge at the airport in Atlanta, and was amazed to be bombarded by executives on their cell phones loudly conducting business. Sitting within earshot, I learned that a large manufacturer (I…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law

U.K. Commission Says “No” to Bounties for Whistleblowers

The United Kingdom’s Parliament has been considering offering whistleblower bounties similar to those offered under the U.S. Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. A commission formed by the Bank of England…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

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
| Commercial Law & Contracts

Waking Up to Massive Third Party Risk Exposure: Critical Issues To Address

A little over a year ago the Rana Plaza factory collapsed and 1,100 garment workers died. This human disaster resulting from questionable construction practices and workplace safety issues focused the eyes of the world on the…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade

Assessing Witness Credibility—Is it Really Just “Opinion”?

I was challenged recently by a participant during an in-depth webinar on conducting investigations of employee misconduct that I was leading. As I discussed how to assess witness credibility—one of the most difficult challenges…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Five Keys to Reducing Behavior Risk During Mergers, Acquisitions and Other Major Organizational Change

A recent blog post by Ethics Resource Center President Pat Harned, reported on findings from the ERC 2013 National Business Ethics Survey (NBES) of significantly more observed misconduct in companies that are under stress…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions

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 closely…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts
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