Fraud

Has Wells Fargo Learned its Lesson?

Should a Company (or person) Be Defined By Their Worst Act? Every time I walk into the local branch of Wells Fargo Bank I wonder whether I should change banks simply because of the massive fraud committed by Wells Fargo that was made public in 2016. I thought about last... Read more →


Corporate Culture Run Amok

Product Safety Scandals Keep On Coming How can we explain the extent of recent corporate wrongdoing that raises the question: Where were the top officials? Just in the past few years we learned of fictitious accounts set up for customers at Wells Fargo and adding costs to the products sold... Read more →


Dating in the Workplace

Blog by Pepperdine University student Victoria Dong This week I will post five blogs from students at Pepperdine University. Professor Carolyn Galantine assigned students to choose a blog and post comments. I appreciate students' inclusion of my blog in their responses. This is blog # 2. Last week at Happy... Read more →


Ethics and Compliance: Workplace Values That Strengthen Corporate Culture

Ethics & Compliance Initiative 2018 GBES Survey Results The Ethics & Compliance Initiative (ECI) recently issued its 2018 Global Business Ethics Survey (GBES) that reports on the impact that an ethics and compliance (E&C) can have in the workplace with respect building a sound, ethical culture in organizations. A strong... Read more →


What Every Senior Needs to Know About Their Rights in the Workplace

Elder Fraud is a Growing Problem There are countless seniors today who play a vital role in the workforce. Unfortunately, there are many aging myths out there that suggest seniors are unable to work as well, as hard or as often as younger adults. These myths are not only completely... Read more →


Unintended Consequences of Supreme Court Whistleblowing Decision

Here's Why Dodd-Frank Worker Retaliation Protections Have Been Turned on its Head Thinking about blowing the whistle on wrongdoing at your organization? Well, you need to read on because the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on February 21, 2018 in the case Digital Realty Trust, Inc. v. Somers changes the rules... Read more →


What Should Be Done About Congressional Sexual Harassers?

A Case of Bad People Acting Badly Last week it was reported that taxpayers have paid more than $17 million over the last 20 years to resolve claims of sexual harassment and other workplace abuses. There is no reason for these payments to come from taxpayer funds. Each person in... Read more →


The Risks of Initial Coin Offerings and Wall Street Greed

Online Fundraising Red Flags First, there were junk bonds developed by Michael Milken that provided investors with high-yield bonds issued by companies with questionable credit ratings access to capital. Then, there were subprime mortgages issued financial institutions to borrowers with low credit ratings and who normally would not qualify for... Read more →


Ethical Challenges in the Workplace

What Should You Do When the Boss Wants You to Do Something Unethical? It happens from time to time that your boss may ask you to do something that you know in your gut is wrong. You probably feel compelled to do it to avoid a negative reaction from your... Read more →


J.P. Morgan Chase Bribery Breaches its CSR

“Sons and Daughters” Program Violates FCPA For seven years between 2006 and 2013, J.P. Morgan Chase hired about a hundred interns and full time employees at the request of government officials in China and Asia as part of its efforts to build banking relationships in the fast-growing region. The hiring,... Read more →