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Compliance

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Compliance
October 30, 2017

Give Me a Break: Compliance with Wage Hour Obligations

Fisher Phillips partner John Skousen explores what employers may need to know in order to comply with laws pertaining to unpaid on-call shifts. As long as employers release employees from certain restrictions and permit them to engage in personal activities while on call, employers can remain compliant with wage hour…
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Compliance
October 25, 2017

5 Ways Boards Must Improve Compliance Oversight

Compliance is evolving, and board members may now be unsure of their related responsibilities. Board members are more and more reliant on the data obtained from information systems to make their decisions. How can they use this information, and what are the traps they need to avoid?
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Compliance
October 24, 2017

The Trump Effect on FCPA Enforcement

Despite assurances from senior DOJ officials that the U.S. would maintain robust enforcement of the FCPA, enforcement has waned in the first eight months of the Trump presidency, with the DOJ and SEC combined announcing only four enforcement actions since the President took office.
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Compliance
October 23, 2017

The Board’s Overlooked Role in Compliance

It’s long been said that an effective compliance program can’t exist without a strong culture of ethics and compliance. Also critical is tone from the top, without which there’s no clear directive for the organization and employees on the importance of compliance. The board of directors plays a critical role…
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Compliance
October 16, 2017

The Many Compliance Challenges of Mobile Computing

Mobile computing presents a unique set of challenges to compliance officers. Our devices are truly omnichannel and not just dedicated to one aspect of our lives.  No organization can be fully compliant with data protection regulations when its staff carry personal devices with sensitive information on them; many of these devices…
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Compliance
October 11, 2017

Employment Law Retaliation in the Digital Age

What Kinds of Social Media Posts are Protected? Employees are increasingly using social media to complain about their employment and employers.  As a result, employment-law retaliation claims based on social media activity are on the rise. Employers must treat social media activity with the same concern for retaliation claims as…
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Compliance
October 2, 2017

5 Ways to Elevate the Board’s Oversight of Compliance

Does your organization view compliance as a “check the box” exercise? Many companies do. Chuck Saia, CEO of Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory, feels differently and shares five ways a board can start broadening its view – and management’s view – of compliance to include issues of culture.
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Compliance
September 29, 2017

Introducing 6 Questions With a Compliance & Ethics Officer

Today I want to alert you to a new initiative spearheaded by our friends at SAI Global. As you know, they're the folks behind Compliance Officer Day, and as part of an ongoing commitment to support those who work in Compliance and Ethics, they've just launched an interview series that…
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Compliance
September 25, 2017

Working in a “Happy Talk” Corporate Culture

When Organizations Lack Real Commitment to E&C Every Chief Compliance Officer wants to be on the same page as the C-Suite and board of directors when it comes to a commitment to ethics and compliance. Without experience working inside the organization, however, it is difficult to tell the difference between…
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Compliance
September 18, 2017

Smoke and Mirrors: The Opaque Nature of Ownership

As regulation around global business relationships increases in importance, it’s critical for enterprises to know the true owner of the businesses they are working with. Brian Alster of Dun & Bradstreet describes the opaque ownership structure that many businesses often implement and strategies companies can adapt to find out true…
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