What Makes Corporate Compliance Training Effective? 17:58, June 2, 2017

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Author: Douglas Kelly

Corporate compliance training educates employees and staff about how to comply with external laws and internal policies, like company values and codes of conduct. According to Professor Donald C. Langevoort in his article Monitoring the Behavioral Economics of Corporate Compliance with Law, “By most accounts, compliance begins with education” and “effective communication.” Staff, employees, and agents […]

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We aren’t as rational as we think we are. Multiple studies in behavioral economics have shown that flawed human perception and judgment prevent us from acting in our rational self-interest. This blog post explores one kind of irrationality and how it affects corporate culture and anti-corruption efforts of modern ethics and compliance programs. Herd behavior […]

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Despite the uniqueness of its criminal convictions and sentencing, the PG&E pipeline explosion provides valuable ethics and compliance lessons for any large business. There’s a lot of blame to go around, but the focus is looking at how an unethical culture propagated such a tragedy. First, the tragedy. On September 9, 2010, a “fireball . […]

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Multiple enforcement actions against acts of bribery and corruption help strengthen the need for businesses to implement employee conduct training as part of an effective ethics and compliance program. Compliance training is a critical component in both preventing and remedying alleged acts of corruption and bribery, as shown by recent enforcement actions. For example, the […]

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Data security is ever changing, both from a compliance and a technological perspective. Understanding cybersecurity updates is critical to keeping on top of them, especially since it is the top priority of companies. Once again, another report indicates that most data breaches are caused not by by malicious hackers but rather by simple, human error. […]

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The New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) amended its proposed cybersecurity regulations on December 28, 2016, which changed the cybersecurity training requirements, delayed the effective date of the data security regulations, and loosened up strict obligations. This post covers how the training mandate has changed and whether those changes matter to compliance programs. […]

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Previously, we described national takeaways from California discrimination law that could apply to any employer in the United States. They still stand true. Similarly, a number of new California laws follow employment law trends throughout the United States. No matter where you operate, knowing what’s bubbling can help you to build an ethical and compliant […]

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The New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) proposed Cybersecurity Requirements for Financial Services Companies earlier this year, with an expected January 1, 2017 effective date. The effective date of the cybersecurity regulations has unofficially changed to March 1, 2017, according to Reuters and its “exclusive” source from the DFS. That likely won’t be […]

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In our previous post in our Corruption in Latin America series we examined what corruption looks like. We looked at data from Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement actions and international surveys reflecting perceptions of corruption. The data can be helpful when identifying possible risks and red flags, but there’s more to consider. Understanding the […]

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Employees are an employer’s greatest assets, but we can also be liabilities (literally) when we don’t take our employer’s interests and workplace policies seriously. We can be fired, sued, and even imprisoned for actions that violate company policy. While we should all strive to be good people, we need to be conscious of decisions that […]

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