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Showing 3 posts from December 2015.

Why do employers need employee handbooks?

Our company CEO told me not to worry about drafting an employee handbook. What can I say to change his mind and convince him it’s a good idea to have a handbook? Read More

Holiday parties: Good morale or landmine?

While a holiday party can bring a workforce together and boost morale, it can also bring legal trouble. Employer party planning must include minimizing potential legal risks in addition to the food and festivities. Read More

Global Trends in Anti-Corruption Legislation: Mexico to Ramp up Enforcement Activity

U.S. federal prosecutors recently investigated Wal-Mart de Mexico, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.’s largest foreign subsidiary, for alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). The FCPA is a U.S. criminal statute prohibiting bribery of foreign government officials to obtain or retain business. It generally applies to U.S. companies and citizens. U.S. companies doing business outside the country must be aware of FCPA prohibitions and understand when and how it is enforced to avoid costly investigations. Wal-Mart expects to pay between $130 and $150 million in FCPA and compliance-related costs for the 2015 fiscal year. Read More