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OTA & Travel Distribution Update - Aug. 18th, 2017

by Garvey Schubert Barer on

This week’s Update for the week ending August, 18, 2017 is below. Short-term rental regulation is featured prominently in this week’s Update...more

Day 20 of One Month to Better Investigations and Reporting-Staying Out of Hot Water in Other Jurisdictions

by Thomas Fox on

In an article entitled “How to Launch and Operate a Legally-Compliant International Workplace Report Channel” or in compliance parlance, a hotline, author Donald Dowling of the law firm of White and Case, provided a useful...more

DAY 19 OF ONE MONTH TO BETTER INVESTIGATIONS AND REPORTING-SPECIFIC BENEFITS OF A HOTLINE

by Thomas Fox on

Is your hotline working for you? In an article entitled, entitled “Promoting Effective Us of the Compliance Hotline” José Tabuena provided an excellent example of the power of a hotline. He provide a case study of a company...more

Minimize the Risk of External Whistleblower Activity

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

External whistleblower activity can be very costly in the auto industry. As the industry continues to develop, prevention of whistleblower claims will only grow in importance. It’s an issue that can impact every company...more

Neglected Hotlines Are an Exception not the Rule

by NAVEX Global on

“When it comes to hotlines, I have said many times that the ‘easy’ part is setting up a phone number. The hard part is what the organization does with reports once it receives them.” — Carrie Penman...more

Structured Thoughts: News for the financial services community, Volume 8, Issue 4

FINRA’s Proposed Amendments to the Corporate Financing Rules – Impact on Structured Notes - In April 2017, FINRA released a set of significant proposed amendments to its Rule 5110, known as the “Corporate Financing Rule.” ...more

FINRA Observes Second Anniversary of Its Senior Helpline

On April 21, 2017, FINRA issued a press release marking the second anniversary of its Securities Helpline for Seniors. ...more

Be Compromise Ready: Go Back to the Basics

by BakerHostetler on

We are excited to release our third annual BakerHostetler Data Security Incident Response Report. This report analyzes the more than 450 data security incidents we led clients through in 2016. Companies continued to...more

For the First Time Since 2011 Case Closure Time for Employee Hotline Reports Is Down

by NAVEX Global on

Case closure times on employee hotline reports improved last year—one of the most promising findings in NAVEX Global’s 2017 Hotline Benchmark Report. The four-day drop in median closure time indicated in the 2016 report halts...more

Top 10 Ethics & Compliance Predictions and Recommendations for 2017

by NAVEX Global on

Once again it’s time for our annual review of trends and events that will impact your Ethics and Compliance (E&C) program in the year ahead. This year presents a unique challenge. We are preparing our predictions...more

Compliance Role in Mitigating Cyber Mayhem

by NAVEX Global on

In recent years, attention has been drawn to the impact of cyber and data breaches and the extent to which our organizations remain vulnerable to these threats. The cost of cyber and data security breaches is well known and...more

Top 10 Ethics & Compliance Predictions and Recommendations for 2017

by NAVEX Global on

2016 was an eventful year in the world of ethics and compliance. We lived and learned through the first year of the Yates Memo; we faced the momentous Brexit and dissected what it would mean for ethics and compliance; we...more

How Ricoh USA, Inc. Reaped the Benefits of Expanded Hotline Reporting

by NAVEX Global on

Today's post features guest author Jami Segota, Vice President & Assistant General Counsel, Employment Law from Ricoh USA, Inc. Learn how Ricoh turned their ethics and compliance program into a powerful cross-departmental...more

Three Key Findings from our 2016 Hotline Benchmark Report

by NAVEX Global on

When organizations use a hotline service to capture employee concerns, they introduce valuable data into their compliance programs. However, without knowing how you fare against your peers, data becomes less valuable and...more

Never Underestimate – Your Company’s Hotline(s)

by Michael Volkov on

Every company has put in place a reporting hotline – whether a telephone number and/or website, companies offer employees an avenue to raise a concern. Employees will report concerns, but they have to trust the reporting...more

FINRA’s Securities Helpline for Seniors™ Provides Guidance to Broker-Dealers

In April 2015, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) launched its Securities Helpline for Seniors™ (the “Helpline”). The Helpline seeks to enhance investor protection by serving as a resource to seniors making...more

A New Program Provides Law Enforcement a Direct Line to Offer Domestic Violence Victims Immediate Help

October is Domestic Abuse Awareness Month and thanks to a new program, Orlando Police will now be able to call a new, dedicated hotline when they see a domestic abuse situation on the scene. The hotline will put victims in...more

Benchmarking Your Hotline in 2015: How Does Your Data Measure Up?

by NAVEX Global on

Ethics officers agree—one of the most effective ways to measure your compliance program is by analyzing data from internal reporting systems. But how can you know what is good or bad without context? We compiled 2014...more

Ethics & Compliance Hotline FAQs: Top 5 Questions from the Hotline Benchmark Webinar Answered

by NAVEX Global on

During our recent webinar, we provided an in-depth tour through the findings of our 2015 Ethics & Compliance Hotline Benchmark Report. Webinar attendees asked a number of valuable questions on topics ranging from hotline best...more

Navex Global's 2015 Ethics and Compliance Hotline Benchmark Report

by NAVEX Global on

Experienced ethics officers will tell you that one of the most effective ethics and compliance program measurement tools they have is the data from their internal reporting systems. But how do you put that information into...more

Insights from the E.U.—Creating and Sustaining a Strong Organisational Culture

by NAVEX Global on

Earlier this month I had the opportunity to moderate three roundtables across Europe—in Copenhagen, Paris and London—where more than 30 leading ethics and compliance executives discussed their challenges and opportunities...more

Webinar - Benchmarking Your Hotline in 2015: How Does Your Data Measure Up?

by NAVEX Global on

Ethics officers agree—one of the most effective ways to measure your compliance program is by analyzing data from internal reporting systems. But how can you know what is good or bad without context? We’ve compiled...more

NAVEX Global’s 2015 Ethics and Compliance Hotline Benchmark Report: Three Ways to Put Our Data to Work for You

by NAVEX Global on

Ethics and compliance professionals regularly gather and analyze report data made through their numerous reporting systems. What they do with this data may mean the difference between identifying potential problems early, or...more

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

by NAVEX Global on

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

By the Numbers: Spotting Trends in New Hotline/Helpline Survey Results

by NAVEX Global on

This week, the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE) and the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) released the findings from their 2014 Helpline Calls and Incident Reports Whistleblower survey. The survey was...more

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