Fired Compliance Officer Strikes Back – Is Awarded $51 Million for Doing So

Sklover Working Wisdom

ACTUAL CASE HISTORY : John Slowik, the former Chief Compliance Officer of Olympus America, Inc., Slowik had worked for Olympus for 18 years, starting as a finance manager, and through a series of promotions, in February, 2009 was appointed Olympus’s first-ever Chief Compliance Officer. He had no healthcare compliance background, and had only one employee, who also had no compliance background. Begin compliance training for all employees.

If You Have Humans, You Need Human Resources


Compliance. And compliance? I’ve written before about the downside of relying wholly on software packages and startups for compliance and the importance of employee development is an incredibly common topic here on B4J.

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Do Grammar and Spelling Errors Really Matter in Executive Job Search?

Executive Career Brand

For example, I saw a LinkedIn professional headline with this phrase: Vice President Channel and Allinaces. For example, the following string on a LinkedIn profile headline is not good: Enterprise Architecture|Risk Management|IT SOX Compliance.

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3 Ways To Quantify Your Experience With Numbers

Career Realism

For instance, if one of your job responsibilities is tracking your company’s compliance with filing a set of forms every year, you could write that two different ways: Ensured compliance with filing of annual forms. —or—. Doesn’t the second example sound much more impressive?

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3 Neglected, But Simple, Personal (Social) Branding Strategies

Executive Career Brand

Here are a few examples of good LinkedIn Professional Headlines: Senior Change Management Executive – Operational Excellence, Performance Management, Risk Mitigation, Compliance. Some personal branding strategies for job search take a lot of time to accomplish.

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5 Ways To Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile So Recruiters Can Find You

Career Realism

For example, an accountant’s profile will benefit to have other relevant keywords tied to it like tax planning, auditing, compliance, certified public accountant, and so on.

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Training and Supporting New Supervisors


A big part of a supervisors’s job is the time spent managing people; therefore, management training should include things like communication, performance management , conflict resolution, compliance and leadership. Include relevant examples in supervisory training.

Is this HR an Evolution or History Repeating?


He cites a few more examples of “nontraditional” HR roles in organizations like Pandora, LinkedIn and Accenture where team approaches are used or people are actually assigned to “employee experience.”

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What is an Applicant Tracking System?

Career Realism

For example, Microsoft gets 50,000 resumes weekly and the amount of labor to review these would be prohibitive. Another reason companies use applicant tracking systems is to ensure compliance with EEOC rules so Human Resources will insist that every resume goes through these systems.

Tricky Interview Questions: Are You a Risk Taker?

Careers Done Write

However, a regulatory compliance specialist or pilot may be seen as irresponsible if they demonstrate a high-risk mentality. Those may be extreme examples.

are patterned stockings unprofessional, how to list freelance work on a resume, and more

Ask A Manager

What I mean by that last part is that if, for example, her life’s work was fighting animal cruelty and it turned out that she was running a secret dog-fighting ring, then no, she’s probably never working in that field again. For example, Freelance Teapot Designer, May 2008-February 2013.) You also pointed out that the way the compliance officer phrased her response — i.e. as a recommendation rather than a mandate — left some room for interpretation.

7 Human Resources Competencies For the Modern HR Professional


An Example of an HR Competency Model. Depending on our role within human resources, we are often cast as the expert on employment law, human resources and compliance topics.

Is Crowdfunding the Cure for Unemployment?


When one hears the word Crowdfunding they might be inclined to think about Kickstarter , an example of a web site that connects financial backers to small business start ups based on a donation.

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Tech Advances in Healthcare Workplaces Are Wins for Patients

Water Cooler Wisdom

Here’s a typical example. So in other words, Xerox and Kno2 will worry about HIPAA compliance and ever evolving regulatory standards so busy professionals don’t have to. In the U.S., healthcare is big business, representing about a sixth of the nation’s GDP. And it’s no secret that healthcare providers have been heavily incentivized by the government to adopt better technology.

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6 Signs Your HR Processes are in Need of a Makeover


Take the movie Office Space and the infamous TPS report as an example. You have a manager (AKA compliance officer) who oversees and invents new steps, reporting vanity metrics to make the organization feel good even though they don’t depict any real improvement.

HR Best Practices: Going Beyond Minimum Requirements


For HR professionals, this means regularly reviewing employee handbooks and policies and making updates to remain in compliance. For example, California’s new paid sick leave law goes into effect on July 1. Some states, for example, have requirements for meal breaks.

How to Compete Against 6,750 Job Applications in the Hiring Process


Example: $80,000 = 8 months) Candidates with higher salary requirements have more specific skills and qualifications that require a longer interview cost because companies are making an increased investment. Snag a free copy of my free job search toolkit by clicking here. .

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Predicting Bad Employees Before They’re Bad


The algorithm reviews emails and texts looking for “employees who miss compliance classes, employees who violate personal trading rules, and workers who break market risk limits.”. But, also like that situation, such a program will only work if someone is actually caught and made an example. In 2002 the film Minority Report appeared with a plot line dealing with a special police unit of the future, in the year 2054, that was able to identify murders before they committed the murder.

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The Top Five Signs you Need an HR Person


This may work well when a company is really small, but a small business experiencing growth will reach a point when the task of managing employees and HR compliance becomes too much for that person to manage. Hiring a full-time HR person for the first time is a big step for a small business.

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I hid my law degree from my employer, asking people to knock before entering, and more

Ask A Manager

My dilemma is I didn’t list my law degree on my resume or application for an administrative assistant in a hospital ethics and compliance department. I have worked in job for 10 months, and a compliance specialist job is now being recruited in the same department. to my boss, the chief compliance officer, while seeking the compliance specialist job? I never want to work in the legal field again but find compliance extremely rewarding and interesting.

Five End-Of-Year Hacks for Small Business HR


They are also potential liabilities – for example, if your dress code is different in practice than in writing you aren’t protected should one manager decide to enforce what others are letting slide.

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Fact Sheet - Break Time for Nursing Mothers under the FLSA


Compliance / Legal. Compliance and Legal. The FLSA requirement of break time for nursing mothers to express breast milk does not preempt State laws that provide greater protections to employees (for example, providing compensated break time, providing break time for exempt employees, or providing break time beyond 1 year after the child’s birth). . Two recent events are telling examples of the fact that no one knows how to effectively utilize (but not abuse) the internet.

Meeting Employees Where They Are


For example, if you work in a centralized HR department for a company with multiple sites, use your time wisely when visiting other locations. For example, if you own a coffee shop that employs a lot of students, consider educational benefits. Take meal break policies for example.

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Part One: HR Basics for Small Businesses #hrbasics


Examples of polices that should be in your handbook include at-will employment, attendance, leaves of absence, safety, security, disciplinary action, overtime and standards of conduct.

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Ban the Box is a Joke. The Real Solution to Hiring Candidates with Felonies


Additionally, employers must also be in compliance with local laws as well as the Federal Credit Reporting Act or (FCRA). For example, I can’t hire someone with a history of DUI’s who would be driving a forklift for the majority of their job responsibilities.

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Do This One Thing to Make the Photo/No Photo Question a Moot Point

The Job Quest

According to , “Many companies won’t even consider resumes that are submitted with a picture to ensure that they are in compliance with EOE [Equal Opportunity Employment].”

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5 Things You Should Expect from a Manual Labor Job

Ms. Career Girl

Working for a company that’s conscientious about its safety compliance will help you avoid a debilitating accident, but on occasion, nothing can be done to prevent one. If you hit your head, for example, you might feel a slight headache, but not recognize a concussion until the next morning.

When Goal Setting Goes Wrong

Ms. Career Girl

For example, brainstorming when it is appropriate and avoiding a mindset of moral justification. It’s a pitfall that can be used to justify unethical behavior, such as finding legal loopholes, hiding accounting truths or avoiding compliance violations.

How to Hire Backwards with Boomerang Employees


link] is you would like to see an example of what a company has been doing. He specializes in compliance issues for his small business clients. Boomerang Employees Can Fill the Talent Gap.

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Preparing for Employment Law Changes


For example, California’s Department of Industrial Relations has a page dedicated to the new sick leave law. Sometimes laws allow for certain choices or multiple ways to be in compliance with the law. Last fall, Governor Jerry Brown signed California’s paid sick leave bill into law.

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The real value of diversity

Penelope Trunk

I got a lawyer from Chicago to sue the schools for their incredibly poor compliance with IDEA. For example, I can say, “yes, sheep, pigs, cows, chicken.” I could have 100,000 chickens and two lambs for example.

The Future of HR: Managerless Companies?


But he made short order of that section, and as an HR professional with experience in compliance I have a few more questions about this arena. For example: Are sexual harassment claims investigated by committees?

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You Should Tear Up Your Employee Handbook and Start Over #SHRM14


One of my favorite example, someone shared and example of having a policy for making coffee. I am not a lawyer (and I don’t play one on TV) and I know that we “need” to have handbooks in play for legal and “compliance” (imagine me saying that with air quote gestures) –let’s set that aside for a moment and just talk about your people. I’m coming to you from sunny (and hot, even for a Texan) Orlando, FL where I’m #SHRM14.

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Time Off Requests for Exempt and Non-Exempt Employee


As an example, if the employee is absent for two full days to handle personal matters, those two days may be deducted from the employee’s salary without having an effect on the exemption. He specializes in compliance issues for his small business clients.

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Is It Luck or Business Leadership Skills?


” Derek Rose of the NBA’s Chicago Bulls, and the youngest MVP in league history, is a great example. By declaring “I am that good” you’re leading yourself to compliancy and entitlement. “I’m When I decided to turn my HR career around, I went all in. Go hard or go home.

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Top Careers of the Future

Resume Bear

For example, tasks that were previously performed by doctors, nurses, dentists, or other healthcare professionals increasingly are being performed by physician assistants, medical assistants, dental hygienists, and physical therapist aides.

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Traditional Retirement Just Isn’t for Me


I have two great examples to follow in people I have admired. Thus I write about compliance. I usually write about the future of work in this column and while I’m doing so again today, I’m making it personal. I am going to be talking, in a sense, about my future and the future of others near my age. This was prompted by an excellent piece published on LinkedIn and Uncommon Wisdom Daily called Why are So Many Saying ‘No’ to Retirement? Getting Personal for a Moment.

Employee Engagement: 33 Keys for Engaged Wellbeing

David Zinger

Placebos are examples of caring made tangible. Compliance is the anemic byproduct of power. Employee Engagement and Engaged Wellbeing with Attitiude. A Heretic’s Manifesto of Engaged Wellbeing: Let’s think (and act) differently just for the health of it.

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Recruiters: Setting Up on Your Own, Can You Do Better?

The Undercover Recruiter

If you must, for example if you need to test for say IT, admin, creative roles, then there are plenty of deals out there, esp those which lease/rent by the month. I was officially difficult to manage as I won’t accept compliance for the sake of it, nor do I believe one size fits all.

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6 Flaws in Your Applicant Tracking System (ATS)


It was created for applicant storage and compliance and it does a great job at those things. Of course you can use your Google or other email-connected calendar to set reminders, but this is a perfect example of how integrating a capability could save time and cut down on mistakes.

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