True Office Learning Blog

Compliance After COVID: Reassessing Your Risk Landscape

COVID-19 has changed so many things about our lives, both personally and professionally. Many of us are acclimating to a new normal of remote work and virtual meetings amongst competing priorities like family and finances. One thing that it hasn’t changed, is the importance of doing the right thing.

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The Four Focuses of Work-From-Home Harmony

 

In these unprecedented times, more employees than ever are working remotely and feeling their way through staying engaged, staying sane, and staying productive.  At True Office Learning, our mission is to help employees learn through technology, so we pulled together thoughts from our learning experts on how to stay engaged as well as some advice from our veteran remote workers to help you adjust to today’s new normal.

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An Open Letter To My Compliance Colleagues


We’re living in a time of uncertainty and are hanging on daily news cycles to hear the latest information. Most of us are hunkering down at home, putting an entirely new meaning to work-life balance. Like, literally, some of our “offices” may be in our bedroom (I see that laptop propped up on your pillows!)

But your job isn’t business as usual. In fact, it’s business and compliance risk on steroids.

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U.S. Department of Labor Compliance Tools Continue to Assist Programs

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) released updated compliance assistance tools as part of its ongoing efforts to modernize materials for employers and workers and to provide easily accessible, plain-language information that will guide them to compliance. These updated tools provide a more streamlined format and link to numerous additional resources and related information.

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Delaware Supreme Court Case Serves as a Reminder for Board Oversight

A 2019 Delaware Supreme Court decision in the case of Marchand v. Barnhill highlights the importance of a board’s duty to oversee key risk and compliance issues of the organization they represent. Although the case doesn't signify a change in standards, it serves as an important reminder that being actively engaged in compliance is critical to the operation of the business.

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Your Compliance Program Isn't a Warehouse Store

At what point did we enter the big box warehouse store model of compliance training?

It’s a Saturday morning and you’re off to run your errands. On your list? A marinated tri-tip from that warehouse discount store up the road. It’s a crowd pleaser. Except you don’t leave said big box store with just the tri-tip. Rather, your cart is filled to the brim with a thirty pound bag of Twizzlers, a 6-pack of folding chairs in case you have an influx of relatives with nowhere to sit, and a 96-count of paper towels. As the fog wears off and the dust settles, you only realize the extent of your “one item trip” when you get home and have a “what just happened” moment.

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The Role of Corporate Compliance in Building a Respectful Workplace

Despite all the negative headlines about bad behavior at work, most employees in 2020 understand the importance of respect in their day-to-day jobs, as well as what defines respectful behavior. True Office Learning data confirms this.

When presented with scenarios about workplace safety and violence, employees who have taken our courses made the right decision 95 percent of the time. The same percentage was achieved for scenarios about reporting and non-retaliation.

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