During the past few tumultuous weeks, the idioms about “a bad apple” or “a few bad apples” have been heard often in relation to law enforcement practices in the United States.… Continue Reading
Features include real-time visibility of all compliance communications and document delivery, latest compliance material pulled from the ethiXbase content library, fully automated emails of new and scheduled compliance materials, tracking of all email delivery, handing, opening, and document downloading. … Continue Reading
Perhaps the biggest, although not yet the loudest, international corruption story involves Siemens AG, the German electronics and electrical engineering giant. Siemens says it has identified “a multitude of payments made in connection with [consulting agreements] for which we have not yet been able either to establish a valid business purpose or to clearly identify the recipient.… Continue Reading
“An Overview of the Organizational Guidelines” from the United States Sentencing Commission’s May 2004 release includes the following jaw-dropping statement:
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Criminal liability can attach to an organization whenever an employee of the organization commits an act within the apparent scope of his or her employment, even if the employee acted directly contrary to company policy and instructions.