Breaking News! The US Department of Justice Releases New Compliance Program Guidance

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Just yesterday the USDOJ announced a new memo regarding the evaluation of compliance programs. Eric has some initial thoughts, but stay tuned for more podcasts diving into the details. You can find the new memo here: https://www.justice.gov/criminal-fraud/page/file/937501/download

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Three Myths About Code of Conduct Development

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Eric talks again about his favorite topic: code of conduct! This time we discuss three common code of conduct development myths. We talk about how longer does not equal better. How a global code that applies to everyone is better than a constellation of many codes. And finally Eric discusses how organizations should be realistic…

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Three Things You Might Not Know About the Organizational Sentencing Guidelines

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This time Eric talks about three aspects of Chapter 8 of the Sentencing Guidelines that you may not have noticed before.

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Disclose, Disclose, Disclose: Some Thoughts on Conflict Disclosures

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This time Eric talks through conflicts of interest disclosures. Who do you want to capture, what do you need to tell them, should you use tools? Eric talks through all of this and also spends some time talking about the types of questions you will want to ask in the disclosure questionnaire. Join Eric and…

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Small Businesses and Compliance

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An important topic that we don’t talk enough about. Just as small businesses make up the vast majority of companies out there, and employ over 50% of the workforce in the USA, they also make up the majority of companies that get in the worst trouble for compliance failures — even though we rarely read…

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Benchmarking Your Code or Written Compliance Standards

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This time we discuss benchmarking. First we discuss how you might go about determining the peer codes of conduct (or other written compliance standards) that you can use for benchmarking purposes. You probably have a good idea of some peer organizations that might fit, but Eric also discusses some other thoughts about what gets put…

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Three Questions to Ask Before You Launch a Compliance Survey

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This time Eric talks about compliance surveys. Eric discusses what sort of content you might consider including in the survey instrument, whether you might want to consider benchmarking, and finally Eric discusses some of the practical elements of putting together a survey.

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Strategies for Reaching Remote Workers

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This time Eric talks about three different areas to focus on when evaluating how you are reaching your remote workers to educate and inform them of the compliance program. Eric discusses use of local and existing resources, what resources should be developed by the compliance function and how technology can be put to use. Eric…

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How Should the Board Be Involved in Compliance?

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This time Eric discusses some considerations when looking at the role, responsibilities and relationships the board (or governing authority) of the organization with the operational personnel of the compliance and ethics program. There are a few key best practices to consider when evaluating the board’s role, including their training and knowledge of their responsibilities, their…

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What Are the Legal Requirements for A Code of Conduct?

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In anticipation of our upcoming webinar on code of conduct development we talk today about what “requirements” for a code of conduct exist. Eric also provides a sneak peak into some of the content of the webinar by discussing the Department of Justice’s February 2017 memorandum and how that applies to code of conduct development.…

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