Category Archives: Internal Controls

Baseball Lesson on Servant Leadership & Teamwork


A lesson in servant leadership and teamwork provides invaluable insights on building and perpetuating great teams and servant leaders. At a fundraising dinner for a school that serves children with learning disabilities, the father of one of the students delivered … Continue reading

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College Board Antitrust Settlement Warning To Other Associations About Anti-Competitive Policies & Practices


The National Association for College Admission Counseling and its member organizations (“NACAC”) will eliminate and no longer enforce a series of requirements historically limiting the ability of colleges and universities (“colleges”) to compete for the recruitment of first-year and transfer students long included in the NACAC’s Code of Ethics and Professional Practices ( “Ethics Rules”) under a proposed agreement reached with the Justice Department to settle a civil antitrust lawsuit that charged the NACAC and its members with violating the antitrust rules.  Along with eliminating barriers that previously limited competition among colleges for new and transfer students, the lawsuit and its settlement provide an important reminder to other associations and their members about the need to ensure contracts, codes of conduct or other policies or practices don’t improperly fix prices or bids, allocate market share or otherwise restrict or prohibit competition among competitors. Continue reading

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Live Nation & Radio Music License Committee Targeted In Justice Department Antitrust Activity


Justice Department entertainment industry enforcement action to protect ticketholders & competitors highlights new general antitrust enforcement activism Continue reading

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Robocall Law Raises Fines, Tightens Requirements


Robocallers could be fined up to $10,000 and telephone and other voice providers will face more responsibility to identify and stop the burgeoning robocall epidemic under a bill passed by Congress and awaiting President Trump’s signature.  The new rules offer … Continue reading

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Manage Better By Managing Emotion In Messages


Consciously manage the emotion in your message to manage others better. Research shows people don’t actually respond to language that’s positive or negative. They respond to language that’s emotional. Emotion in language can motivate or alienate, deliver criticism or coaching, … Continue reading

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Corporations As Human Bodies


People too often characterize corporation as if they are some amorphous entity disconnected from humanity. This is a mistake. Corporations by their very essence are collections of people interacting with and impacting other groups of people.. People run them. People … Continue reading

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Check Patriot Act Controls For New FinCEN Rules Targeting North Korea Connected Transactions


Banks and other financial institutions need to review their current USA PATRIOT Act procedures and safeguards in response to an alert and a new final rule relating financial institutions published by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement … Continue reading

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Reconstruct Records After a Disaster


Are you trying to help your business or family clean up the mess and recover from a hurricane, flood, fire or other disaster? Reconstructing records to prove a loss for tax purposes, getting federal assistance, or insurance reimbursement often is … Continue reading

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Hurricane Impacted Financial Institutions Tell FinCEN If BSA Reports Delayed


FINRA Reporting by Hurricane Impacted Financial Institutions
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Use Lessons Of Past Mistakes or Injustice To Build Better Future


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