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

Eric Mann Joins Red Flag Reporting as Vice President

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Eric Mann Joins Red Flag Reporting as Vice President Akron, OH October 12, 2016  Red Flag Reporting, a provider of employee hotline services and compliance case management software has announced the addition of Eric Mann as Vice President of Sales and Technology. Eric brings fifteen years of experience in enterprise technology and … Continued

A Failure of Leadership: Setting the WRONG Tone at the Top

What qualifies an ethics hotline as beneficial?  Are hotlines even necessary in modern business or does their existence breed a culture of suspicion and retaliation? In fact, when executed properly, an ethics hotline can foster numerous benefits for an organization. Notably, profitability increases due to controlled costs such as insurance, workers’ compensation, and governmental fines; … Continued