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.

How HR Compliance Can Help End Gender Discrimination


Gender Discrimination Is Still Happening in the Workplace. But we can slowly change how we approach hiring discrimination at the c-suite, as well as through media friendly companies who can pave the way for a new acceptance in the workplace.

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Discrimination, Contracts, & Compliance, Oh My! #ELBC is Here!


Discrimination in the workplace, contract law, and keeping compliant are the choice topics for legal bloggers during this time of year. The purple nurple was a topic of conversation in a federal appellate court earlier this month with a man’s alleged behavior in a nipple twist in the workplace. That’s a big no no when it comes to dealing with discrimination in the workplace. Compliance.

Let’s Eat! Meal Break Policies & Employee Compliance


The decision stated that employers must provide a meal break in compliance with California regulations , but they do not need to ensure that the break is taken. STRIVING FOR COMPLIANCE. In what ways have you ensured compliance with your meal break policy?

10 Ways To Increase Workplace Safety

Career Realism

Safety in the workplace is vital to a well-functioning warehouse, or manufacturing environment. It’s the law to report all workplace injuries to the Occupational Safety Health Administration. Insist on safety in the workplace. 5 Ways To Maintain A Safe Workplace.

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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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Top Five: Diversity in Tech


There’s no in built compliance. Are you ready to get serious and build in compliance? Set goals, address workplace culture, ensure compliance, and above all, work to make diversity a central part of your organization’s core values.

Tech Advances in Healthcare Workplaces Are Wins for Patients

Water Cooler Wisdom

In both workplaces, this paper-based transmission causes much time to be wasted, and inevitable confusion to occur. 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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Increasing Disability Employment in the Workplace


Why increase awareness about disability employment in the workplace? Compliance with disability legislation. By introducing disabled employees to the workplace, fresh ideas may transform current practices into innovated and forward moving company standards.

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Top 5 #Workplace Blogs of the Week #NYE Edition


Each week Blogging4Jobs brings you the Top 5 Blogs in the #Workplace. Predictions for HR Compliance in 2015: Who doesnt like a good blog on compliance predictions? HR 2015 top blogs of the week workplace

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Ashley Madison Breach: Data Security Needs to Be a Core Value


Corporate security requires awareness, vigilance, and above all, compliance. HR compliance data breach data securityIs data security a human resources issue? It sure is. Data security should be a core corporate value, across all departments.

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Six Questions to Ask Your Insurance and Benefits Broker


Workplace productivity and production levels. How do you handle compliance? HR benefits benefits compliance broker insurance insurance compliance what is an insurance broker

Why Nipple Tape Doesn’t Cure Workplace Conflict


When HR’s the Target of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace. How did I choose such a crappy workplace? When Nipple Tape and Workplace Conflict Collide. She currently works in HR with employee relations, compensation & benefits, COBRA, leave of absence and compliance.

The #HRBasics Guide to OSHA Workplace & Safety Reporting


Blogging4Jobs is bringing you a special two-week series on basics in the workplace. For the last seven years, no one had documented on any type of OSHA form our workplace incidents so I started with the less than desirable task of manually work through 7 years of employee incident document to bring us in compliance and avoid a hefty fine as required by the OSHA governing body. HR hr basics hrbasics osha workplace safety

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HR Manager’s Toolkit: Everything You Need to Know (well, almost)


For hiring managers and employers, EEOC Compliance can be a tricky question. Top 5 Mistakes Made on I-9 Forms: As an HR compliance consultant, one of the areas where HR mistakes show up is in dealing with immigration, the infamous I-9.

Do Employees Read Break Room Signage Anyway?


The initial deadline date in which to post these signs was in 2011, but the final, final, final date for this labor law compliance was moved back to April 30, 2012. What employees do like to be is entertained and that is what television, social media, and idle workplace gossip is for.

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Top 5 Workplace Blogs of the Week!


Top 5 Workplace Blogs of the Week for April 7-13th. This week’s top 5 workplace blogs is themed “I’m back from vacation and I’m finally all caught up!” HR top 5 workplace blogs

To Be Transparent or Not To Be Transparent at Work


There are workplaces where transparence is a natural phenomenon and there are others where the culture is permeated by power plays and covert operations. HR company culture toxic workplace

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When TMI Is a Good Idea

Evil HR Lady

Your ex and his adorable family are all about destroying your life, so you need to bring a little drama into the workplace. Now, I’m not an expert in HIPAA, but I presume there’s someone who is tasked with HIPAA compliance. Your HIPAA compliance person.

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Top Five Workplace Blogs of the Week


Each week on Friday Blogging4Jobs highlights the Top 5 must read workplace blogs of the week. Top 5 Workplace Blogs of the Week. Each day the Ask a Manager blog answers your questions about anything from job interviews to workplace etiquette.

Sometimes You Get Sued and Your Best Employees Come To Your Defense.

HR Capitalist

Missouri’s compliance department quietly interviewed team members during the season before the team’s Unity Council publicized the investigation May 7 by announcing the Tigers were playing under protest in a show of support to Earleywine. It's every manager's worst nightmare.

Ep 100 – Frank Discussions About Sexual Harassment at Work & the Election


According to a 2008 study by the Association of Women in Action, 54% of the respondents reported to have experienced some form of workplace sexual harassment. One thing is for certain, sexual harassment in the workplace is real, it’s common and it’s time for business leaders and the public to address and call for change. Common Misconceptions About Workplace Sexual Harassment. Train and communicate your sexual harassment workplace policy to managers.

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Online Hiring Expected To Double In 2012

Resume Bear

Predictions for online work in 2010 include the rise of the virtual workplace, exporting professional services to other parts of the globe, and the importance of compliance when adopting the contingent workforce.

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Do Feminine Work Outfits Affect Your Job Prospects?

Ms. Career Girl

Wearing heels doubles the compliance rate when the women wearing them makes an unsolicited request, and improves the chance of being offered help to almost 100%. The post Do Feminine Work Outfits Affect Your Job Prospects? appeared first on Ms. Career Girl.

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Why HR is Important for Small Businesses


At its most basic level, HR for small businesses encompasses compliance with applicable labor laws, hiring and creating a channel for dealing with employee issues. Compliance and dealing with employee issues are probably the two most challenging areas for a small business.

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my company wants me to return a gift from a client, interviewer said I need a better answer, and more

Ask A Manager

My company has a compliance plan that requires us to disclose gifts received in excess of $250, which the total face value of the tickets does. My company’s compliance officer emailed me back telling me that while the gift does not sound unreasonable under the circumstances, she recommends I return two of the tickets to my client in order to stay under the $250 limit. I understand my company’s compliance plan exists to eliminate the appearance of conflict of interest.

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Top 5 HR Blogs of the Week


Each week Blogging4Jobs brings you the Top 5 #HR Blogs in the #Workplace. These blogs come from all across the internet and highlight important topics being discussed in the space. We serve as your weekly recap of top blogs that we’ve read throughout the week.

The Single Most Essential Trait in HR Executive Leadership


He specializes in compliance issues for his small business clients. Guest HR HR leadership human resource leadership leadership best practices leadership in the workplace leadership qualities leadership quality leadership traits Mike Haberman Theodore Roosevelt

7 Human Resources Competencies For the Modern HR Professional


Their list of competencies included four HR specific competencies which are 1) people, 2) Organization, 3) Workplace and 4) Strategy. We must set the bar when it comes to ethical behaviors and creating an inclusive and welcoming workplace culture and environment.

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.

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Why I’m Glad I Worked Fast Food

Evil HR Lady

Tier 3–Workplace Competencies. . I learned how to comply with government regulations from my very first job, and that has helped me through the paperwork necessary to keep a company in compliance. This post brought to you by National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation.

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4 External Factors that Affect Human Resource Management


Government Regulations – With the introduction of new workplace compliance standards your human resources department is constantly under pressure to stay within the law. When it comes to human resource management there are several factors that affect day-to-day operations.

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Ep 86 – How to Drive Business Change & Recruiting Innovation


We’ve all heard about innovation success stories in the workplace, most notably, Google’s “20 percent time,” a program which gives employees the freedom to spend 20 percent of their paid time as they please, gave birth to some of its more iconic products including Gmail and Google Earth.”. Tegan’s five buckets are 1) Reporting, 2) The Candidate and Hiring Manager Experiences, 3) Technology, 4) General Operational Soundness and Compliance and 5) Training and Upskilling Your Team.

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Why Effective Communication from Management is Important


Science of Effective Communication in the Workplace. The more you can communicate the business or workplace environment to employees, the better off you are in a number of situations. He specializes in compliance issues for his small business clients.

5 Compelling Invitations to Achieve Employee Engagement in Environment, Health, Safety and Sustainability

David Zinger

If we are to make changes it is fine to demand compliance, craft strategy and write policy but change comes from full engagement. At times I fear that these areas of concern are perceived by many in our workplaces as an extra, not a central issue. Reliance on compliance is too anemic.

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5 Demanding And Stressful Careers

Career Realism

Impossible deadlines, late hours, and demanding workloads are some of the major causes of stress in the workplace. Financial Risk Management And Compliance.

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Good Job Descriptions Make Good Hires


Compliance. This level of specificity allows the company to craft questions designed to elicit information about an applicant’s ability to perform essential functions while maintaining compliance with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act or state and local disability laws.

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What is Human Resources (HR)?


In my HR career, I worked most often in field HR and was often on the front lines engaging employees in their workplaces, locations and offices. 2) Compliance – many non HR folks don’t realize the extent of compliance within their organization.

5 Top Blogs of the Week


Top 5 Workplace Blogs of the Week for May 12th – May 17th. Navigating Through Compliance when Hiring in a Highly Regulated Industry: Hiring in a highly regulated field takes skill and attention to detail. Not on the list? Do you think you have what it takes? If so, email me!

How Can a Powerful HR Department Help Your Business Expand/Evolve/Grow


Without Human Resources your company would have to simultaneously manage recruitment, compliance, talent management, fostering a good work environment, as well as multiple other things this department handles.

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