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Best practices for managing cybersecurity risks related to IoT-connected medical devices

by Hogan Lovells on

Connected medical devices deliver numerous benefits not available before, including improved monitoring of patient welfare and a wealth of vital data. But for all the advantages available through these devices, their...more

Agile Compliance = Operationalized Compliance: Part III – Incentives, Recruiting and Development

by Thomas Fox on

As most of you know, when I get interested in something I can get carried away writing about it and it has happened again as I have been exploring the intersection of agile concepts for business processes and...more

Vocational Training in France: Heading Toward a ‘Big Bang’ Reform?

by Morgan Lewis on

Three numbers show the need for a deep reform of vocational training in France: the current unemployment rate is at 9.5%; one-fifth of French people of working age have a limited understanding of simple texts or elementary...more

Top five concerns with GDPR compliance

On May 25, 2018, the European Union’s (EU) Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will require businesses around the world transacting business within the EU to protect the personal data and privacy of EU citizens....more

Best in Law: Understanding California's New Employment Laws - Partner Joseph Ortiz Provides Update in the Press-Enterprise

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

California lawmakers had a busy 2017 addressing various employment issues. A majority of these new laws took effect Jan. 1. If you are an employer and are not yet in compliance, immediate action should be taken to review your...more

NY bars use of mandatory arbitration agreements by career training schools

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The New York Education Department (NYED) has issued a ruling which states that the Bureau of Proprietary School Supervision (BPSS) will not permit an enrollment agreement, including an arbitration clause, to infringe on the...more

MSHA’s February 12, 2018, Quarterly Training Call and Stakeholder Update

On February 12, 2018, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) held its first stakeholder/quarterly training call of the year, which featured Assistant Secretary for Mine Safety and Health David G. Zatezalo. During...more

Texas Adds Residential MLO Pre-Licensing Education Expiration Period

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The Texas Finance Commission of Texas adopted a new provision requiring the following individuals to retake the 20 hours of pre-licensing education as required by the S.A.F.E. Mortgage Licensing Act:...more

More Of An SRO - FINRA Unveils Its Priorities For 2018

On January 8 the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) published its Annual Regulatory and Examination Priorities Letter, which highlights key areas of focus for FINRA in the coming year. ...more

You Can’t Delegate Ethics on the Issue of Sexual Harassment

by NAVEX Global on

There is no denying the alarming scope and prevalence of workplace sexual harassment. For the past several months, it seems not a day goes by without news of another troubling example of egregious workplace behavior. ...more

ICYMI: Your Favorite Ethics & Compliance Blogs from 2017

by NAVEX Global on

This year we published almost 100 blogs by 30 different authors on Ethics & Compliance Matters. With the help of our internal NAVEX Global experts and collaboration with external thought leaders, our content has cultivated...more

When Does Work Constitute “Training” For Purposes Of Determining Whether An Intern Is Really An Employee?

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (which includes Connecticut) recently revisited the question of when an unpaid intern is actually an intern, as opposed to an employee. This time, the Court focused on whether...more

Compliance Training for Third Parties Needs a Game Plan

by NAVEX Global on

More than half (58 percent) of organizations surveyed in NAVEX Global’s 2017 Ethics & Compliance Third-Party Risk Management Benchmark Report ranked their third-party programs as mature or advanced. This is encouraging, but...more

Failure to Train Managers and Supervisors Cost Company $284,000 for Violation of the Family Medical Leave Act

by Clark Hill PLC on

In Boadi v. Center for Human Development, Inc., a jury found an employer liable for interfering with an employee's exercise of her Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) rights, awarding four years of back pay and benefits. The...more

Sexual Harassment: Don’t Be the Next Headline

A simple Google search of “sexual harassment in the news” reveals multiple headlines such as “New York opens sexual harassment probe of Weinstein Co.: source,” “Chef John Besh Steps Down Amid Sexual Harassment Scandal,” and...more

Compliance Man Goes Global-Episode 4-Training

by Thomas Fox on

Welcome to Episode 4 of Compliance Man Goes Global podcast of FCPA Compliance Report International Edition. In this episode, we will focus on typical myths and mistakes regarding compliance trainings. In each podcast, we take...more

Avoid the Headlines: Six Initial Steps To Take Today To Improve Your Company's Data Security

Unless you have been living under a rock, you are probably aware that companies are suffering cyber attacks that jeopardize sensitive company or customer data more and more frequently. What you may not know is that even more...more

The Potential Perils Of "Managing Through The Payroll"

by Fisher Phillips on

Management's already-daunting, time-consuming responsibilities are further complicated by the need to motivate employees to do desirable things and to deter them from doing unwanted things. It is therefore understandable that...more

EEOC Launches New Training Program On Respectful Workplaces

Trainings Focus on Harassment Prevention and Creating Respectful Workplaces for All - WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced today that it will launch two new trainings for...more

The CRM Marathon: Training for the Race

by Chris Fritsch on

If you want to win any race, you have to train. For training to be effective, you need to start well in advance of the race and don’t expect quick results. While inadequate training won’t get you to the finish line, pushing...more

Medical Board of California Adopts New Regulations for Midwife Assistants

by Nossaman LLP on

On September 21, 2017, the Medical Board of California adopted new regulations related to the training of midwife assistants, the administration of midwife assistant training, and the requirements for approved, midwife...more

Does Sorry Have to be the Hardest Word in the Workplace?

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

When was the last time you said you’re sorry to someone at work. Last week? Last month? Last year? Never? There isn’t a right answer to this but I was thinking about this yesterday on the Jewish New Year....more

Compliance Training Lessons From Utah, Caught on Tape

by NAVEX Global on

For a while now, I’ve been contemplating ethics and compliance lessons from the arrest of Alex Wubbels— the Utah nurse taken into custody by Salt Lake City police, because she refused to draw blood for an unconscious patient....more

4 Signs of a Poor Relationship Between a CCO and the Board

by Michael Volkov on

Chief compliance officers have to devote more time to establish and maintain a positive relationship with the corporate board or audit/compliance committee. CCOs have a lot of responsibilities and feel a lot of pressure to...more

Train ‘em up

by FordHarrison on

If you’re a poor soul who’s followed enough of my posts to spot patterns, you’ll spot one here. Maybe I’m a broken record, maybe I’m simple-minded, or maybe I really like baseball. ...more

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