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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Directors & Boards: News Index

Ethics: NAVEX Global released its seventh annual Ethics & Compliance Hotline Benchmark Report, an analysis of data from reports made through NAVEX Global’s hotline and case management systems in 2014. The data encompasses 2.2 million reports over the past five years—representing 32 million employees at more than 4,600 companies—the largest repository of ethics and compliance-related data in the world.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Gender bias lawsuits target white-collar companies

By Judy Greenwald

The “good old boy'' corporate culture at white-collar firms could allow gender discrimination to continue to flourish, despite employers' efforts to alleviate it.

This is one of the reasons gender or sex discrimination lingers at venture capital, accounting and law firms, among others, experts say.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Hotline Benchmarking: Leap in Retaliation Report Substantiation Rates

By Randi Val Morrison

NAVEX Global’s just-published annual hotline benchmark report reveals some noteworthy findings, including:

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Friday, March 27, 2015

Case reporting, support highlighted in Title IX policy panel

By Amanda Burke

Boston University Dean of Students Kenneth Elmore and Title IX coordinator Kim Randall spoke about resources and disciplinary process to address sexual misconduct at a Thursday panel presentation hosted by Feminist Collective, an on-campus feminist advocacy group.

Title IX, a federal law which is part of the Education Amendments of 1972, prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex for institutions, including universities, that receive federal funding, according to the U.S. Department of Education’s website.

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Monday, March 23, 2015

Want to Keep Whistle-Blowing In-House? Try Employee Education

By Melissa Anderson 

Boards of directors are taking whistle-blower compliance duties more seriously, according to new research by Navex Global.

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Friday, March 20, 2015

Reports of misconduct rise, and so does substantiation of retaliation claims

By Matthew Scott

Increased reporting suggests compliance programs taking firmer hold, but another year’s data needed to confirm uptrend, says Navex

Reports of misconduct to compliance and ethics programs nationwide increased for a fifth consecutive year, highlighted by a significant increase in retaliation claims against whistleblowers, according to findings of NAVEX Global’s 2015 Compliance Hotline Benchmark Report.

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Monday, March 16, 2015

Retaliation against corporate whistleblowers appears to be increasing concern at companies

By Ed Silverstein 

The “substantiation rate” by companies on reports of retaliation against whistleblowers jumped 125 percent last year compared to 2013, according to Navex Global.

Claims of retaliation against corporate whistleblowers appear to be getting more attention from companies.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Big Jump in Verified Whistleblower Retaliation Claims

By Sue Reisinger 

Last year saw a significant increase in substantiated retaliation against corporate whistleblowers, according to NAVEX Global’s “2015 Ethics and Compliance Hotline Benchmark Report,” released this week.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Report: Companies Taking Longer to Close Employee Auditing, Accounting Complaints

By Yin Wilczek

March 10 (BNA) -- Companies generally are taking longer to investigate and close internal complaints, especially those involving accounting, auditing and financial reporting, which could have significant implications under the SEC's whistle-blower program, according to a March 10 report.

Navex's latest "Ethics & Compliance Hotline Benchmark Report" found that in 2014, it took companies a median of 57 days-11 days longer than the previous year-to internally investigate and close employee allegations related to accounting, auditing and financial reporting.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Proof Of Whistleblower Retaliation Is Growing, Report Says

By Stephanie Russel-Kraft

The volume of employee retaliation reports has risen over the past five years as regulatory bodies continue to ramp up their whistleblower protection programs, according to a report published Tuesday by compliance software firm NAVEX Global.

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