Dealing with Employee Theft: An Attorney’s Perspective

I came across a recent article in The Gazette by Wilford H. Stone, a lawyer with Lynch Dallas in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He shares some startling examples of embezzlement and theft throughout his state.  For example, Stone cites employees at a national supermarket chain where employees were responsible for 56% of theft, ranging from unauthorized … Continued

2016 Litigation and Enforcement Data from EEOC

Last week, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released an exhaustive report on its Fiscal Year 2016 Enforcement and Litigation Data.  The full report from the EEOC website is available here. 2016 saw a slight rise in the total number of charges filed (91,503) over 2015 (89,385) and 2014 (88,778).  This increase may indicate a trend … Continued

Breaking Business Silos and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

I was reading Tom Fox’s January 5, 2017 article “Technology, Compliance, and the Breakdown of Corporate Silos” in Compliance Week.  It was particularly interesting. Fox references a January 3 Wall Street Journal article by Angus Loten and John Simons (“Leadership Evolves Amid Tech Changes”) that states “data-driven capabilities are breaking down barriers between formerly siloed … Continued

EEOC Discusses Legal Rights for those with Mental Illness

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) recent article ‘Depression, PTSD, & Other Mental Health Conditions in the Workplace: Your Legal Rights’ (found here) addresses rights of applicants and workers under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Currently, the ADA does not make a distinction between mental and physical disabilities as applied to an employers’ obligations … Continued

Keeping Retail Employees Safe During the Shopping Rush

With the holiday shopping season in full swing, this piece I discovered seemed timely.  Eyewitness News Reporter Crystal Cranmore at WBRE/WYOU in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania offered some starting insights into some hazards retail employees face during this festive season. See it here: http://www.pahomepage.com/news/keeping-employees-safe-during-the-holidays/615760593 Despite attentive customer service, the bustle of holiday shopping can translate into unique safety … Continued

Introducing: Red Flag Reporting – Premier!

We at Red Flag Reporting are excited to introduce “Red Flag Reporting – Premier,” our latest offering.  The culmination of eight months of development, Premier represents the most advanced Case Management Software solution in the industry. This is a solution for Compliance, HR and Internal Audit Departments, whether or not they utilize our hotline service. … Continued

Those with Power to Imprison/Fine Taking Fraud Prevention Seriously

I came across this JD Supra article titled Top Ten International Anti-Corruption Developments for October 2016 written by Charles Duross and James Koukios of Morrison & Foerster LLP.  Great insights on recent alleged and confirmed misconduct in October.  Here is a quick summary of their top 10: The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) published ISO … Continued

Heads-up Employers: EEOC Issues New Strategic Enforcement Plan

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued its updated Strategic Enforcement Plan (SEP) on October 17, 2016 for Fiscal Years 2017-2021.  Despite the 2012-2016 plan encountering criticism from Republican legislators on Capitol Hill, the new SEP (which can be viewed here) continues the EEOC’s continued focus on strategic litigation and enforcement priorities.  The cases involved are marked … Continued

EEOC is sued by AARP over Federal Wellness Rules

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is being sued by AARP reports CBS News.  The suit is concerned with federal wellness rules that may penalize employees who withhold medical information connected to wellness programs, regardless if the worker is enrolled in a company’s group health plan. Wellness programs may feature detailed medical questionnaires, health screenings, … Continued

EEO-1 Singles Stronger Enforcement from EEOC

As reported in an online article for the Society for Human Resource Management by Lisa Nagele-Piazza, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released an updated EEO-1 reporting form.  The article, titled “New EEO-1 Form Requires Companies to Report Data,” published on September 30, explains how the new form intends to improve how investigations for pay … Continued