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Smaller companies lag behind in anti-corruption programs despite escalating enforcement activity

September 20th, 2011

Companies with less than $1 billion in annual revenues lag behind companies with higher revenues in their anti-corruption programs, according to a new Deloitte survey. “Accountability for businesses and their leaders is rising again around preventing and detecting corruption,” says Toby J. F. Bishop, director of the Deloitte Forensic Center, Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP. [Read more...]

Since enactment of Dodd-Frank whistleblower provisions, companies have increased communication about internal reporting mechanisms, training of managers, but changes aren’t as great as you might expect

September 20th, 2011

Predictions that the whistleblower provisions contained in the Dodd-Frank Act would undermine existing compliance programs, appear to have gone unrealized according to a survey conducted by the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE) and its affiliated Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA). The survey, conducted during July and August, was fielded among compliance and ethics [Read more...]

Arizona disability services company, EEOC settle suit over refusal to accommodate, hire hearing-impaired applicants

September 19th, 2011

Community Provider of Enrichment Services, Inc. (CPES), a Tucson-based provider of community services for adults with developmental disabilities, has agreed to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency advised on September 16, 2011.
CPES violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) when it refused to hire at [Read more...]

Global study shows innovation in learning drives workforce productivity

September 19th, 2011

The findings of a study conducted by ESI International confirms that three years of global economic stress have pushed organizations to maximize employee productivity, and to make strategic decisions on cutting spending in a way that does not compromise future growth as budgets tighten. As a result, organizations are turning to targeted and innovative learning [Read more...]

Employee rights notice poster available for download

September 16th, 2011

A workplace poster describing employees’ rights under the NLRA is now available from the NLRB, the agency has announced. Pursuant to a recently promulgated agency rule, private-sector employers within the NLRB’s jurisdiction will be required to display the poster as of November 14. The 11-by-17-inch notice should be posted in a conspicuous place, where other [Read more...]