November 01, 2005

A written policy that identifies “questionable practices” and encourages employees to report such conduct is a key component of a strong corporate compliance program, according to Jenner & Block Partner Carla J. Rozycki in a September Counsel to Counsel “brief advice” article.

The policy should be circulated to employees on a regular basis and be “followed and endorsed from the top down,” added Ms. Rozycki, Co-Chair of the Firm’s Labor & Employment Practice.

In addition, employers should ensure that any investigation into questionable practices remains confidential, take appropriate corrective action and prohibit retaliation by employees.

Please click here to view the Counsel to Counsel article entitled, “Have No Fear.”