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Infographic: New EEOC Stats Show Critical Need for Improved Workplace Harassment Training

I personally find harassment and discrimination to be a very frustrating issue. We all know we shouldn’t do it. It’s intuitive. We learn from a very early age to treat people with kindness and to not discriminate, and yet,...more

Memorable, Affordable, Powerful: The Benefits of Using Short Form Compliance Training

Sometimes, short is not only sweet—it’s powerful. Burst learning is an approach to ethics and compliance training that utilizes engaging five-to seven-minute videos to accomplish any number of an organization’s training...more

EEOC Announces 2014 Federal Training Courses

Programs Include OPM Joint Training: EEO and HR for Managers & Supervisors WASHINGTON - The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today announced the online posting of its 2014 Federal Training Course...more

How Proper Employment Law Training Courses Could Save Employers 248M in Wage & Hour Settlements

Wage and Hour issues have been prevalent in the compliance arena for many years now. According to The Network’s 2013 benchmarking report, 46 percent of all reports that came through the hotline were classified as “Personnel...more

Social Media Training is About Balance: Embrace the Power, Mitigate the Risks

Perhaps you’ve heard of this crazy new thing called “Social Media.” Of course you have. Even your grandmother uses Facebook now, right?...more

A First Look at the USPTO 101 Training Slides

The USPTO has set up a new web page with resources for examining claims for patent subject matter eligibility, including a link to the slides used in training programs for Examiners in Technology Centers 1600 and 1700. While...more

A Brief Overview of the Case Law Regarding "Failure to Train" Claims - And Its Implications for Medical Device Manufacturers

In recent years, causes of action for “failure to train,” or allegations predicated on a duty to train, have been on the rise in cases against medical device manufacturers. Historically, however, such claims and allegations...more

Drafting Effective Employee Handbooks

Unfortunately, it is common for new hires and existing employees to put employee handbooks aside with little consideration. Nevertheless, comprehensive employee handbooks are an important tool employers can use to minimize...more

Survey: 28 Reasons Why The Typical Compliance Officer’s Week Leaves Dangerously Little Time for Corporate Ethics Training

I just downloaded and read the annual Cost of Compliance survey compiled by Thomson Reuters Accelus. It’s very interesting reading for those of us in the ethics and compliance industry. In my last blog post about the ERC...more

She Matters - Winter 2014

In This Issue: - The Aggregates Levy: Exemptions On Rocky Ground - Strict Liability, Or Not? - Conflict Minerals – European Developments - European Union Signs Minamata Convention On Mercury - Wildlife Law...more

Startling ERC Survey Findings on Misconduct, Retaliation – Is Your Corporate Ethics Training Working?

Last spring I was speaking with several of our clients at an event in Atlanta and the discussion was around ethics and compliance program effectiveness. Specifically, these clients were saying that more and more often they...more

Act Now Advisory: As Defendant, Obama Administration Takes Narrower View of Whistleblower Protections Than as Enforcer - Will This...

Employers attempting to manage corporate compliance programs while balancing privacy concerns and whistleblower protections might find a certain irony, perhaps empathy, in the Obama administration's recent petition for U.S....more

Security Awareness Training is a Critical Component to Changing Employee Behavior

In my years working in IT, I’ve learned that most people are good. Most employees, contractors, and other network users want to do the right thing. Yet studies and real-world breaches show that a minority of people actually...more

Compliance Training And Corporate Culture

A compliance program built on a “check-the-box” approach is doomed because it isolates program elements that need to be integrated. Compliance is akin to holistic ideologies (yes, you can quote me on that one)....more

Want to Keep the DOJ Away? Get Clear Anti-Corruption Policies and Good, Interactive Employee Compliance Training

Two of the key components of any best practices compliance regime under any anti-bribery and anti-corruption program are policies and training. Policies tie together a company, its business environment, the risks it faces and...more

7 States Dominate Race Charges – Southern Charm No Replacement for Ethics and Compliance Training

Why do southern states in particular need ethics and compliance training? - The EEOC recently released fiscal year 2013 data on its enforcement and litigation efforts. The data totals EEOC charges by type of...more

July 1, 2014 Deadline To Comply With Ontario’s New Safety Awareness Training Requirements. Here Is What You Need To Do

The clock is ticking. All Ontario employers must provide their workers and supervisors with “basic occupational health and safety awareness training” by July 1st, 2014 or they will be in violation of a new regulation under...more

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...more

How to Accurately Identify the Corrupt Intent Behind Bribery: Real Life Cases, Anti-Bribery Training

As I mentioned in my last blog, FCPA expert Tom Fox was recently asked in an interview by Corporate Compliance Insights to define the criteria for what constitutes a bribe under the FCPA. He outlined three key criteria: Is...more

Shirley Temple And Excellence In FCPA Training Video

Today we honor one of the most interesting personalities of the 20th century, Shirley Temple, who died yesterday. She was probably the greatest child actress of all-time, being the lead grossing star for five straight years...more

You Tweeted What?! Common Sense Guidelines to Drive Effective Compliance Training for Employees

The day America stops for the most-watched sporting event in history millions share the experience of pulling for their favorite team in front of the TV at home. For fans in Seattle and Denver, the joy of cheering for the...more

North Carolina Legislative Report - January 31, 2014

The General Assembly has officially completed its business for the 2013 long session. The 2014 short session will begin on Wednesday, May 14, 2014. The MVA Public Affairs Legislative Report on North Carolina will be...more

Case Alert: Highlighting the dangers of driving in snow can make you a whistleblower

In Norbrook Laboratories (GB) Ltd v Shaw, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) decided that three emails from a manager raising concerns about the dangers of driving in snow amounted to a ‘qualifying disclosure’, thereby...more

Four Workplace Issues In-House Counsel Should Consider in a Business Improvement Plan

Last week I had the pleasure of being a panelist at the Association for Corporate Growth (Boston) and the Turnaround Management Association (Northeast) joint conference on “Challenges and Opportunities in US Manufacturing.” A...more

Survey Reveals Social Media Training Top Compliance Priority

In The Network’s online survey last month, we asked you which compliance initiatives you would consider a priority in 2014. While there are many compliance issues at hand – code of conduct refresh, social media compliance,...more

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