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    Signals and virtue

    2017-08-21T10:15:00Z

    As business leaders publicly resign from Presidential economic committees in light of President Trump’s Charlottesville comments, “tone from the top” matters now more than ever.

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    Fiduciary rule follies: court ruling creates presidential dilemmas

    2017-02-14T14:00:00Z

    The Department of Labor’s fiduciary rule passed its latest legal challenge, with a dressing down of plaintiff’s concerns by a federal judge in Texas. The ball is now in the Trump Administration’s court. Joe Mont reports.

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    Romania faces anti-corruption demonstrations

    2017-02-08T14:30:00Z

    Romania’s attempt at amending legislation to make it more tolerant to abuse by government officials was far from well received by the general public, writes Neil Hodge.

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    Fillon and Trump: the nepotism boys

    2017-01-31T10:15:00Z

    President Trump and France’s would-be President Fillon face nepotism charges, but the playbook for both appears to pretend the rules simply don’t apply. Paul Hodgson reports.

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    Conflicts of interest already hound Trump

    2016-11-21T10:15:00Z

    President-elect Trump won the White House by offering a break from politics as usual. But he is already displaying a worrying array of conflicts of interest, writes Bill Coffin.

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    Human Trafficking Rules Now in Effect for Government Contractors

    2015-03-02T12:15:00Z

    On March 2, new reporting requirements related to human trafficking went into effect for nearly 300,000 government contractors. Those performing work exceeding $500,000 outside the United States must develop and maintain a trafficking compliance plan and certify that, to the best of their knowledge, neither they nor any sub-contractors engage ...

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    Federal Contractors Face Human Trafficking Compliance

    2015-02-02T16:15:00Z

    A new rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation requires that federal contractors doing more than $500,000 in business outside the United States develop a human trafficking compliance plan and certify that, to the best of their knowledge, neither they nor any of their sub-contractors has engaged in forced labor.

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    Preparing for 2015 Employment Tax Compliance

    2014-10-21T16:00:00Z

    As companies begin planning for tax compliance in the coming year, they are finding 2015 to be a mixed bag. The good news is that payroll and other tax law changes are minimal; the bad news is that some companies may see hikes in their tax rates. “Thankfully, ...