Compliance Officer Bends to Broken Corporate Culture 17:57, May 25, 2017

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“Compliance professionals occupy unique positions of trust in our financial system,” wrote Jamal El-Hindi, Acting Director of the US Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). “Compliance officers perform an essential function, serving as the first line of defense in the fight against fraud and money laundering,” echoed Joon H. Kim, the Acting […]

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Attracting and retaining the right talent is just as important as growth and revenue. While compensation and work-life balance are important, an ethical culture is critically important to motivate talent and sustain long-term company value. Pay and Flexibility Are Good Starts All companies want to find great talent. They will need to. A report by […]

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Unflattering anonymous employee reviews posted by current and former employees prompted two companies to try to force Glassdoor to disclose the names of the reviewers. In March 2017 a California court denied one company’s request, but a Texas court granted another company’s request and ordered Glassdoor to reveal who wrote the reviews. “Confidential Information” Claim […]

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We often hear praise for workplace diversity, not just as a compliance mandate, but as a way to foster an organizational culture that encourages a vigorous marketplace of ideas and spurs innovation. Yet perhaps because even leaders in their fields find the topic uncomfortable, few companies publicly proclaim a commitment to religious diversity in the […]

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A truck-tank washing facility was fined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for safety violations after a supervisor was hurt by chemical fumes. The facility claimed a good-faith defense because it had a safety policy in place, but the Court denied the defense because the facility had failed to take action in the past […]

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Recent headlines have linked the resignation of the CEO of Japanese advertising monolith Dentsu with a young employee’s  “death by overwork.” Business Insider writes that the 24-year-old woman committed suicide after working 105 overtime hours during her final month, and after posting about her working conditions on social media. If the posts were a cry for […]

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Identity is a concept that applies beyond the realm of an individual—when in place within a company, a strong corporate identity can act as the foundation to success. A recent Gallup survey revealed that only 27% of U.S. employees believe in their company’s organizational values. Without a strong identity, employees and clients may feel lost […]

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In October 2016 the US Department of Labor (DOL) launched a beta prototype of a new website called worker.gov, which is designed to help workers understand their rights under federal worker protection statutes. The website also allows workers to file complaints with the proper federal agency. The DOL says that: This new website doesn’t ask […]

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The enactment of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) in 1977, the Federal Sentencing Guidelines for Organizations (FSGO) in 1991, the Sarbanes–Oxley Act of 2002, and the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act all contributed to the perception that a code of ethics is solely a legal compliance and risk management tool. However, […]

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A new report by travel-industry group Project: Time Off (PTO) cautions that millennial work martyrs could redefine vacation culture for the US workplace of the future. That’s because, despite the stereotype of the “entitled” millennial, 48% of workers born between 1981 and 1997 reportedly want their bosses to consider them to be work martyrs who […]

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