Compliance into the Weeds is the only weekly podcast which takes a deep dive into a compliance related topic, literally going into the weeds to more fully explore a subject. Last week we considered the SEC regulations requiring companies to detail human capital issues in their annual reports and what it meant for compliance. This led to a week-long dialogue between Matt and myself about the current state of employee trust and its role in corporate culture and a best practices compliance and ethics program.

Some of the issues we consider are:

  • Trust is down.
  • The now former UK KPMG Chairman who told employees to ‘quit whining’ about the Coronavirus health crisis issue.
  • Employees are under more pressure to deliver results. What does this do to trust?
  • Employee to employee trust issues in WFH.
  • Trust issues around RTW, both employee to employee and management response to employee health and safety issues at the workplace.
  • Benjamin Moore getting rid of legal department and then restricting employee access to legal assistance.
  • Greater fear toward retaliation stopping whistleblowers from coming forward. 


Matt’s blog post in Radical Compliance:

Corporate Culture and Human Capital Disclosures 

Tom’s blog posts on the FCPA Compliance and Ethics Blog:

A Macro Approach for Human Capital Compliance

Hal Holbrook, Mark Twain and Employee Trust

How to Destroy Employee Trust

Leadership Lessons from Abraham Lincoln