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November 2013

Preventing fraud in the Workplace

Tips to create a fraud-free Workplace Fraud perpetrated by either management or employees is a problem that threatens the long-term success of our efforts to maintain our position as the world’s leading economic power. Fraud can occur due to a misappropriation of resources and financial statement fraud. In either case... Read more →

Sarbanes-Oxley Whistle-blower Provision Revisited by the U.S. Supreme Court

Should Sarbanes-Oxley be limited to employees of Public Companies? The U.S. Supreme Court is considering the whistle-blowing provisions of Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 that came about following the 2001 Enron Corporation collapse. The justices debated whether the law protects whistle-blowers working for auditors, law firms and other advisers to publicly... Read more →

Ethical Leadership in Life and the Workplace

Creating an Ethical Organization Culture Ethical leadership means to set high standards for ethical behavior and establish a corporate culture that supports ethical values such as honesty, trustworthiness, responsibility, and accountability. Gael O’Brien, a frequent blogger on ethics issues, points out that ethical leadership draws on a high level of... Read more →

'Navigators' in Obamacare have access to Sensitive Personal Information

A Federal Ombudsman should be Appointed to Oversee Health Care System The Obamacare system under the Affordable Health Care Act has had a disastrous beginning. We all know that. But do you know that the system includes customer service representatives on the health insurance exchanges whose title are “navigator?” These... Read more →

Karma and the Employment Non-Discrimination Act

Fair Treatment of LGBT’s is ‘Paying it Forward’ A milestone of sorts was reached with respect to workplace fairness on November 4 when a bill to ban workplace discrimination against gay people, lesbians and bisexuals cleared a major hurdle in the U.S. Senate. The Employment Non-Discrimination Act prohibits workplace discrimination... Read more →

Ethics Program Funded by Tyco Corporate Money

The Responsible Governance and Sustainable Citizenship Project at the University of New Hampshire is a Waste of Time and Money Ethics need to be taught in classrooms “as soon as possible,” said Mark Connolly, a New Castle, New Hampshire resident who brokered the deal to create a $5 million ethics... Read more →

GM India Found Guilty Of Corporate Fraud Following Chevy Tavera Recall

GM Violates Basic Ethical Standards in Product Development and Sales Months after GM recalled 114,000 Chevrolet Tavera SUVs, a government-appointed panel probing the situation has found that the automaker committed “corporate fraud” in violating India’s vehicle emissions standards, according to a government official who has seen the report. The panel... Read more →