THE FCRA REVISITED AGAIN

As most readers know, employers are permitted to use consumer reports when screening employment applicants and when evaluating employees for promotion, reassignment, or retention purposes—as long as they comply with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). FCRA (Public Law No. 91-508) Sections 604, 606, and 615 which spell out their responsibilities and the methods for […]

HOW TO WRITE A BOOK’S FOREWARD

As the author of more than twenty books, I know the importance of a good foreword. The book’s foreword offers introductory remarks about the book’s subject and/or scope of a book, something about the author, and why the foreword’s contributor thinks the book is important or useful. The foreword preceds the body of the text […]

INVESTIGATING WHISTLEBLOWER COMPLAINTS PART II

In March 2009, Bernard Lawrence Madoff pleaded guilty to 11 federal felonies and admitted to turning his closely held wealth management business into a massive Ponzi scheme that defrauded thousands of investors of nearly $65 billion dollars.i Allegedly, Madoff began the Ponzi scheme in the early 1970s making it one of the longest run and […]

PREVENTING AND MANAGING VIOLENCE IN ORGANIZATIONS

Workplace Violence, Targeted Violence, and Active Shooters Author: Marc H. Siegel CRC Press: 182 pages; $79.95 (List) Four Stars «««« Living up to its title, Preventing and Managing Violence in Organizations, is a detailed examination of, “programs, polices, and procedures that can be implemented by managers” and others seeking “to reduce and mitigate violence inside […]

FASTER, BETTER, CHEAPER…WHEN ETHICS MEETS INNOVATION

Following a key-note I had just given at a large conference, I was one asked by an attendee if my work in the field of ethics and compliance had been influenced by Dan Goldin. “Of course it had” I responded. Having failed to stump (read embarrass) me in front of his peers, the attendee quietly […]