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February 2022

Can Employees Be Fired for Using Social Media at Work?

Rules of the Road The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects us from the government interfering with our speech – meaning we can typically express opinions (even if they are offensive) without being arrested or charged with a crime. But that does not mean you can say whatever you... Read more →


Government Executives Must Be Held to High Workplace Ethics Standards

Respect for Others Creates a Civil Workplace Last week I was interviewed by Naomi Lin, a Washington Examiner reporter, about the ethics surrounding inappropriate behavior and comments in the workplace of government executives in the Biden administration. First, let me say that these kinds of things go on in all... Read more →


2020 PCAOB Inspections of US Affiliate of Global Networks

2020 Inspection Cycle Report Synopses Last week I blogged about the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) and whether it has been living up to its mandate to protect the public interest. I also addressed PCAOB inspection reports and the deficiencies identified by the board. These are discussed next. Deficiencies... Read more →


Empathy to Ethics: Where Heart Meets Business

A Key to Emotional Intelligence From time to time I post guest blogs when they contribute to the dialogue about ethics in the workplace. Today's guest blog is by Charlie Fletcher. Here is a link to her online portfolio: Stories by Charlie Fletcher : Contently. You’ve probably heard about empathy... Read more →