Your to-do list probably got longer on March 18. That day, Governor Murphy signed a major new law widely seen as an answer to the #MeToo movement's call for more openness about discrimination, harassment and retaliation in the workplace.
New Jersey business owners and executives know they must operate their companies ethically and legally. The need for this is fueled in part by the need and desire to avoid costly fines that can be associated with compliance violations. However, a strong corporate compliance program can do more than just help a company stay out of trouble. When properly developed and managed, a compliance program can fuel a business' success.
The websites of New Jersey companies that are publicly traded must feature special areas devoted to investor relations. This is a mandate of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Some of the information that appears on a typical investor relations website might be required but other information may be optional. Understanding the requirements and the pros and cons of including other discretionary information is important.
Privately held companies in New Jersey who are considering making the switch to being publicly held often make this leap because of the public funding that would then become available to them. In short, an initial public offering is a capital-raising event and while it can be extremely lucrative it does bring with it some changes and new things that executives need to learn.
Known as "the city that never sleeps," connectivity is both a buzzword and way of life for New York. A survey published in Inc. says employees spend an average of 30 hours per week monitoring, writing and reading emails. Much of this time spent on emails is done so outside of the office including while watching television, in bed and on vacation - but this routine could change soon for employees in New York City.
Now, more than ever, risk assessments are an essential component of corporate compliance and ethics programs that organizations cannot afford to overlook. Risk assessments are an effective way for companies to monitor and evaluate potential compliance risk within an organization, and may take a variety of forms.