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How to tell if the guy in the next cubicle is an everyday sadist

Savoring the suffering of others isn’t merely the stuff of Fifty Shades of Grey or Hannibal Lecter. Recent psychology research reveals that most people are more likely to encounter sadism in their offices, at the hands of a colleague, than from someone with a flogger or a glass of chianti. 3,791 more words

To Invoke Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Protection, the Employee Must Blow the Right Whistle

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act provides legal protections to individuals who blow the whistle on certain unlawful behavior. In doing so, the statute prescribes six categories of U.S. 188 more words


Crisis of Confidence: Steve Albrecht Q&A

When Marriott Alumni Magazine’s staff wanted to investigate corporate fraud, they knew exactly who to turn to: W. Steve Albrecht. Recognized by Accounting Today… 810 more words

From The Issue

Protecting the Perceived Whistleblower?

In several contexts, an employee who blows the whistle on certain improprieties or unlawful conduct is afforded legal protection from retaliation. Under Sarbanes-Oxley, for example, a public company cannot retaliate against an employee who blows the whistle on corporate fraud. 322 more words


Defamation, Another Company Concern in Conducting and Concluding Internal Investigations?

Through the normal course of business, it is not uncommon for a company to get wind of potential misconduct among its employees. Whether the issue is one of unlawful employment practices ( 383 more words

Corporate Fraud

Whistleblower Involvement Leads to Substantially Greater Penalties and Criminal Sentences, Study Finds

According to a recently-released academic study on the impact of whistleblowers on financial misrepresentation enforcement actions, the involvement of whistleblowers in securities enforcement actions has a significant impact on both the penalties imposed and jail time faced by company executives and employees.  272 more words