lawful terminations

How to Conduct Safe Terminations

Firing, terminating, laying off or letting go—however you want to phrase it—telling a team member that they no longer have a role at your company is never easy, regardless of the reason. Even if your employees are “at-will,” your company still needs to approach any employee terminations with the proper care and consideration to avoid…

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and Global Anti-Bribery

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and Global Anti-Bribery

If your company conducts business overseas—selling products or services into different markets and/or creating its products in other countries—then the company needs to comply with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the United Kingdom Bribery Act (UKBA), and other similar bribery laws in other countries. In our global economy, companies are increasingly reliant on complicated…

Victims’ Response for Sexual Harassment

The #MeToo movement brought two realities to light: First, it exposed the fact that sexually-charged conduct (ranging from sexually-tinged comments all the to full-blown sexual assault) was much more prevalent in workplaces than what had been previously reported. Second, it exposed the fact that too many corporations had turned a blind eye to this misconduct,…

Conflicts of Interest Checklist : How to stop it

Conflicts of interest are not uncommon in today’s workplace. The key is to be aware when a potential conflict of interest appears, and to know how to stop it before it gets out of hand. There’s huge value to a company that can avoid conflicts of interest: competing professional or personal interests, or inappropriate business…

30-Day Onboarding Checklist

Are you leaving new employee onboarding to chance? If you don’t have a documented new hire onboarding process in place, you’re missing out on a competitive advantage. Senior leaders know that top employers are those who are able to onboard new employees quickly and effectively! Effective onboarding increases team productivity; ingrains organizational values in new…

code of conduct

5 Steps to a Modern Code of Conduct Program

If you want your employees and managers to really connect with and advance the mission and values of your organization, then you need to be communicating to them in a way they can understand and relate to today. It’s time to modernize your Code of Conduct! This guide, co-created with legal experts at In The…