On July 11, 2019 the Antitrust Division of the DOJ published a document for prosecutors to use when evaluating compliance programs in criminal antitrust investigations. Although this new publication is specific to antitrust matters, it serves a purpose similar to the guidance the DOJ revised in April 2019 for criminal matters. The guidance identifies elements of an effective compliance program and offers questions in each area to focus a prosecutor's analysis.
In April 2019, the Department of Justice issued a guidance document for the evaluation of corporate compliance programs. The guidelines are directly intended to provide prosecutors a roadmap on what to look for in compliance programs of companies under investigation or already charged for violating federal laws. However, the map can also guide companies’ decisions as they develop and evaluate their programs.Read More
Compliance training teaches users key best practices and ethics while, ideally, ingraining concepts so that employees will know the right decision to make when a compliance situation arises. Yet a different sort of intelligence emerges from great training: data and advanced analytics.Read More
Consider this statistic: 59 percent of people almost always reuse passwords, even though they know it’s not a best practice. The compliance risk of such behavior is enormous…Read More
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) statistics showed that sexual harassment claims filed with the agency increased 13.6 percent for FY 2018 over the previous year. Reasonable cause findings jumped 23.6 percent, and almost $70 million was collected through administrative enforcement—a huge leap from the $47.5 million collected the year before.Read More
Online compliance training exists for a simple reason: to deliver compliance principles to employees efficiently so that they have the knowledge they need to make good decisions long after the training ends. Most organizations offer some form of compliance eLearning..., deploying training, and calling it a day—hoping that the content employees learn is enough to help them make good decisions and avoid mistakes until next year’s training.Read More
Rank-and-file employees are often the first line of defense between the sensitive company and customer data an organization is handling and the bad guys trying to breach that data. And occasionally, an employee screws up that defense … badly.Read More