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July 2016

Encouraging Civility in the Workplace

Ethics and Civility Go Hand in Hand Incivility in society and in the workplace is on the rise. Virtually all people believe this is so. Every day we witness inconsiderate behavior, ‘in your face’ interaction in communications with others, and other forms of rudeness. There are many causes of incivility... Read more →

Tony Menendez: A Real Hero in the Workplace

The Lost Art of Integrity in Business and Accounting Doing the right thing and blowing the whistle do not always pay off and can be an arduous task. A case in point is what happened to Anthony Menendez in his whistle-blowing ordeal at Halliburton. One day in February 2006, Menendez... Read more →

Should Whistle-blower Awards Be Taxed by the IRS?

The Act of Whistle-blowing: Ethical Issues Examined Are you thinking about becoming a whistle-blower under a federal law such as the Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Act or the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)? You best first understand that any amount you receive is treated as ordinary taxable income by the IRS.... Read more →

What is Meant by Workplace Ethics?

Character-Based Leadership Underlies Ethical Decision-Making When we think about workplace ethics, the first thing that comes to mind is a code of conduct that influences the development of an ethical culture in the workplace. A code goes beyond what is legal for an organization and provides normative guidelines for ethical... Read more →