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Construction Injuries and the Impact of OSHA Rules and Regulations

By Tim Mullahy Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Liberty Center One Having a safe workplace is a fundamental right for all workers in the U.S. In order to provide a base of standards and regulations to protect employees, Congress established the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) under the Department of Labor. Due to […]

Maintaining Compliance in the Former Soviet Union

  By Sascha Matuszak Reporter, SCCE|HCCA It’s been almost three decades since the fall of the Iron Curtain, and yet, doing business in the former Soviet Union can still be very challenging and exciting. The majority of the nations that make up the current Commonwealth of States which largely replaced the USSR, are emerging economies eager […]

Breaking Trust

By Rosemary Daszkiewicz Straight Forward Compliance PLLC The Washington D.C. Public Schools Chancellor resigned less than 13 months into his tenure after it was discovered he skirted the process for admission to the District’s most coveted high school in order to get his daughter into that school. A bad story got worse when it […]

Just Breathe: Connecting Wellness to an Ethical Culture

By Bonnie Silvestri JD, CCEP Recently, Gerry Zack, incoming CEO of SCCE & HCCA and Adam Turtletaub, Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and International Programs for SCCE & GCCA, led a webinar called “How Corporate Culture Impacts Compliance – And What to Do About It!” The webinar got me thinking about all the different ways […]

Hossam El Shaffei on Compliance in the Middle East [Podcast]

By Adam Turteltaub Hossam El Shaffei from RSM Consulting is an expert on doing business in the Middle East.  An Egyptian by birth, he has worked throughout the region and currently calls Jordan his home (not Lebanon as I mistakenly said on the podcast). We met in Abu Dhabi at the ACFE regional conference […]

NBA Team Takes Big First Step Amid Turmoil

By David D. Dodge Following an explosive story in Sports Illustrated (SI) about the corrosive culture of the Dallas Mavericks front office, the Mavs announced their search to fill a new position, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer.  This move to create and fill a “compliance” officer position by a professional sports team in the […]

Self-Awareness as a Foundation of a Successful Corporate Culture

By Ben Pickup Conduct & Consumer Protection Risk Specialist On the 25th March 2018, I will be heading off to India for 2 weeks. The main purpose of the trip is to attend a retreat in Dharamsala (Home of the Dalai Lama) at the Tushita Buddhist Meditation Centre. The main subject of the 10-day (mostly […]

Frank Brown on the Changing Global Compliance Environment [Podcast]

By Adam Turteltaub The world is often a difficult place in which to do business.  Many countries lack the rule of law, are corrupt, and make it hard for a company to do business and to do so lawfully and ethically. The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) is trying to make a difference.  […]

Compliance Managers, Know What’s Happening in Your Midst!

By Justin Buren Buren Insurance Group, Inc. If you are a healthcare compliance officer, can you say with confidence that you really know what is going on around you?  The ability to do so determines your effectiveness. The reason is simple: The best defense against a cyberattack is prevention in every-day situations.  Otherwise, you simply […]

“Shift Happened,” A Discussion of the #MeToo and #TimesUp Movements

By Sascha Matuszak Reporter, SCCE|HCCA On March 9th, Jen Farthing, Chief Learning Officer, and Marsha Ershaghi-Hames, Managing Director of strategy and development at LRN, presented “Shift Happened,” a discussion of the #metoo and #timesup movements at SCCE’s New York Regional Compliance and Ethics Conference. The presentation focused on the role of social media as the great […]

Robert Bond on the European General Data Protection Regulation [Podcast]

By Adam Turteltaub The EU’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is due to come into effect on May 25, 2018, and it is a game changer for companies in Europe and around the world. Robert Bond, a member of the board of the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics and Health Care Compliance […]

Ethikos Editor’s Weekly Picks: Fed’s Message to Wells Fargo Board: You’re Responsible

Examining ethics and compliance issues in business since 1987 Business Forum: Fed’s message to Wells Fargo board: You’re responsible By John Stout for Star Tribune Is the Wells Fargo board of directors responsible for the unauthorized accounts and insurance mess at Wells Fargo? Earlier this month, the Federal Reserve Board answered with an emphatic yes. Read more […]

A New Global Standard to Address Bribery Risk: ISO 37001

By Leslie Benton Vice President of Advocacy & Stakeholder Engagement [Excerpted from “A New Global Standard to Address Bribery Risk: ISO 37001—Anti-Bribery Management Systems Standard,” which is published in SCCE’s The Complete Compliance and Ethics Manual – 2018] Proactively managing bribery risk is both critical to business success and a legal necessity. Companies and other […]

Leigh Faugust on Root Cause Analysis [Podcast]

By Adam Turteltaub “Root cause analysis” is an oft-used phrase in compliance, but what is it in practice?  In this podcast, Leigh Faugust, Counsel at the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) brings insight into what root cause analysis is and how to do it properly. She explains that Root cause analysis looks at […]

Personal Integrity or Corporate Culture?

Robert Bienkowski, PhD, CIP, CHRC Director, Office of Research Compliance, Central Michigan University I was booked on a nonstop flight from Detroit to Seattle to attend a biosafety compliance conference. Everyone had boarded, and we were waiting for the crew to close the cabin doors and push back from the gate for an on-time departure. […]

Ethikos Editor’s Weekly Picks: Why Inspiring Trust and Trusting Others are Essential Leadership Capacities, Within Bounds

Examining ethics and compliance issues in business since 1987 Why inspiring trust and trusting others are essential leadership capacities-within bounds By Prudy Gourguechon for Forbes The capacity for trust— both to trust others and to inspire trust— is a fundamental character trait every leader with great responsibility must have.  But it’s tricky.  A leader dependent on […]

Ethics not as Simple as Right or Wrong, or is it?

By Calin Elardi MBA, CHC, CHPC, CCEP, CCEP-I We all want to be ethical, that’s part of the reason we are in compliance and ethics, right? But what does it mean to be ethical? What “ethical” means to you may not be the same as what it means to everyone else, and it is essential […]

Pyter Stradioto on the Changing Compliance Environment in Brazil [Podcast]

By Adam Turteltaub Looking at the corruption prosecutions in Brazil, it may easy to be discouraged about the chances of operating a business compliantly there. But, that would be a mistake. Pyter Stradioto, Latin America Legal, Compliance and Government Relations Director for Samsung sees this as an asset. According to Pyter, prosecutions in Brazil have […]


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