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Should an employer have a written social media policy?
Corporate Law Report: Global HR, Textual Harassment, Working Interviews, and Other Workplace Issues
I use the Golden Gate Bridge as an entrée to my continued discussion on the series on steps that you can use in your compliance program if you find yourself, your company or your industry in an economic downturn. Whether you...more
Today we celebrate innovation. On this day in 1873, a patent to create work pants reinforced with metal rivets was granted. This marked the birth of one of the world’s most famous garments: the blue jeans. Jacob Davis, a...more
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
In this episode I visit with Mara Senn, a partner at Arnold & Porter on how to think through a FCPA investigation and she provides a decision making calculus on how to make a decision...more
We all like to make things more complex or difficult than they need to be. Consider that a life lesson that we can share with our children, assuming they are even listening to us these days....more
The role of Human Resources (HR) in anti-corruption programs, based upon the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) or UK Bribery Act, is often underestimated. I come from a HR background and practiced labor law early in my...more
In this episode of the FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report, I discuss how HR can help to facilitate your compliance program. ...more
Here it comes, another blog on millennials. Are you tired of hearing about them yet? I know I’m getting tired of them, and they’re only now just starting their infiltration of our workplaces. I remember when it felt cool to...more
In today’s high-tech business environment, it is commonplace for employers to digitize personnel documents. Maintaining these documents in electronic form has obvious benefits, including ease of accessibility and storage...more
If you are like many HR professionals, when you are tasked with preparing documents like offer letters, noncompete agreements, or separation agreements, you start by pulling out a document that you have used in the past and...more
In This Issue:
- Immigration. New proposal aimed at attracting highly-skilled immigrants.
- State Round-Up. Learn about the latest employment law news in your state.
- Traditional. J. Hamilton Stewart and Matthew...more
Being in the tech industry, I’ve spent time in and around start-ups and of course I’ve worked for well-established companies as well. So I have firsthand knowledge of how organizations can evolve as they grow, both from a...more
Governments in every country are taking international trade compliance seriously. Unlike other company departments that heavily rely on automation to track supply chain compliance, those departments responsible for...more
Last week, Carrie Penman and I hosted the “Benchmarking Your Hotline: How Does Your Data Measure Up Against NAVEX Global’s 2014 Benchmarks?” webinar where we discussed top-level findings from NAVEX Global’s 2014 Hotline...more
In This Presentation:
- Different from Human Resources (HR).
- Just as important
..to ensuring your company does not violate local, state, & federal wage and hour laws.
Belgium's Roger Blanpain, perhaps the world's preeminent professor of international employment law, once declared that "we live in an information society, driven by knowledge in action.…[Services] can be provided via the...more
I recently came across a fascinating book entitled “The Meaning of Meat and the Structure of the Odyssey” by Egbert Bakker. In this work, Bakker looks at the culinary aspects of Odysseus’ journey home from the Trojan War. ...more
It is easy for us to recommend that employers conduct regular and comprehensive wage and hour audits that examine all facets of the employer’s pay practices to ensure compliance with the myriad of wage and hour laws. After...more
A Field Guide to Overseas Collective, Individual, Indefinite, Fixed-Term and Probationary Work Agreements -
When a US organization sets out abroad and signs up staff overseas, the first obstacle it hits is deciding...more
An employee, having been notified of his impending termination, complains to his employer of discrimination. A human resources professional retained by the employer to investigate the complaint concludes that the employee...more
Retirement plan fiduciaries should consider the following best practices to improve their plan’s governance in 2014: (i) if fiduciary duties have been delegated, make certain that the delegations are in writing and are being...more
Why Quantity is not an Adequate Substitute -
If your inbox looks anything like mine, it’s likely bombarded with daily messages about what is “most important” or “critical” for your compliance training program. You’ve...more
Companies are always fighting against stovepipes. It is inevitable but offices, divisions and/or functions within a company are always seeking an “advantage,” in competition against other parts of the company....more
Successful next generation manufacturers must work with their customers and suppliers as true partners in order to rapidly produce high-quality products....more
Employers, can we have a heart to heart? I need to get something off my chest. ...more
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