Observed misconduct in US workplaces is at its lowest point in almost two decades, an achievement that appears to be related to companies’ increasing investment in ethics and compliance initiatives.
Under a new law, whistle-blowers can earn up to 30 percent of the funds the government recovers in fraud. For Wall Street whistle-blowers, that can mean big payouts.
The scandal points to a gray area in office policies. Many businesses have yet to clarify guidelines for workplace relationships.
Hard-hit firms are cutting training. But hard times are when workers need it most.