Is an Honor Vacation Policy Right for My Company?
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 11 with Eddie Cogan
Readers of this blog are well acquainted with the “In-House Counsel New Media Engagement Survey,” the study that Greentarget conducts with consultant Zeughauser Group and InsideCounsel. Since we first published the study in...more
Consider it one of my (many) pet peeves – companies claim they have an “ethical” culture and cite the consistent statements by the CEO of his or her commitment to “ethics and integrity.” That’s it, that’s all, we have an...more
For 12 years, 7’4” “Big” Mark Eaton played center for the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Utah Jazz where he reigned as one of the league’s preeminent defenders. Retired from the NBA since 1994, Eaton has forged a...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
What's the one thing missing from most corporate compliance programs?
For a legal perspective, that's the question we put to corporate attorneys writing on JD Supra, asking each to commit to just one essential element...more
Risk -blocks on ball smallerI thought it would be interesting to hear it from the horse’s mouth once more. Speaking before the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics’ 12th Annual Compliance & Ethics Institute, Stephen L....more
Companies may be able to show "reasonableness of conduct" when sensitive information is disclosed to unauthorized third parties if appropriate policies and procedures are maintained.
Companies in California and across the United States are moving away from traditional vacation accrual policies to unlimited vacation policies, or honor vacation policies. What is an honor vacation policy? How can start-ups...more
Tone-at-the-top says it all. Without the support of the CEO, a Chief Compliance Officer is limited in what he or she can accomplish. If there is no commitment from the CEO, a CCO can propose and possibly build great...more
So how do you influence decision making as a compliance professional? That topic was explored in a session at the Society of Corporate and Compliance (SCCE), 2013 national Compliance and Ethics Institute by presenters...more
On this day, 53 years ago the CBS television network premiered one of my favorite TV shows of all time – Route 66. The program had a simple premise, it followed two young men, Buz Murdock and Tod Stiles, as they drove across...more
In this episode 11 of the FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report, I visit with Eddie Cogan, President of Catelas Software who discusses relationship monitoring in a best practices compliance program. ...more
Along with back-to-school events and apple picking, corporate-sponsored volunteer opportunities are a hallmark of the Fall season. September and October traditionally bring runs and walks for charity; nationally and locally...more
Last week, this blog featured posts about the growth and reported benefits of workplace surveillance, as well as some of the legal risks that can arise from surveillance. Workplace surveillance can run the gamut from...more
It has often struck me that one of the things the compliance function must do is to internally market its role in a company. By this I do not mean the internal competition for funding that occurs annually, although that is...more
Most fortunately, the final week of the baseball season is here. This means that I no longer have to contend with living in the same city as the joke of an alleged major league team – the Houston Astros, at least when the...more
Last week, I had an opportunity to speak on a panel at the annual Work/Life & Flexibility Expo in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Expo recognizes businesses who have successfully implemented workplace flexibility initiatives. ...more
For anyone who grew up in the 60s or 70s; the comic strip adventures of Snoopy vs. the Red Baron were legendary. ‘Curse You Red Baron’ was a routine line from Snoopy as he was foiled time and time again by the Red Baron....more
Everyone loves top-10 lists – even before David Letterman turned them into something funny each night (the old Letterman shows, not the new, when Letterman was young were much funnier).
Top-10 lists help to prioritize...more
In the 1540s, Jesuit missionaries to the Wichita tribe found a ready audience, and the whole group adopted Christianity. But when the missionaries announced they were going on to the next tribe, they were killed. The...more
When you get older, you realize that the so-called “mysteries of life” or institutions which you viewed with admiration from afar are really not as complex as you think. I would never call this cynicism. With age you...more
While I grew up, and went to undergraduate school, in Texas, I went to professional schools up north, in Michigan. There I was introduced to the Mid-West rock sound. It was certainly different than the Texas or Southern rock...more
Following the economic downturn, employee satisfaction has decreased and discrimination and hostile work environment complaints and suits are on the rise. Many employers in California do not realize how easily they can be...more
I had the fortunate opportunity to work on a leadership training program with Jeff Bushardt, Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Comporium Communications, Inc....more
Yesterday I wrote about collaboration as a key component of any compliance practitioner’s toolkit. Today I want to look at leadership for the compliance professional through the eyes of three world renowned soccer managers...more