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. In this episode, Matt Kelly (the coolest guy in compliance) and I channel our inner Bluto and Flounder to consider a recent imbroglio around food in a cafeteria led to some powerful compliance lessons.

Some of the highlights include:

  • What are the ethical values of your organization?
  • Why a company must give employees on the ground the flexibility to over-ride rules when ethics demands it?
  • If you fire someone publicly, you need to list the true reasons?
  • How does a company empower its employees?
  • Why documentation is critical for multiple parts of a compliance program?
  • Why an efficient and accurate investigations must be done before termination?
  • How an ethical misstep can significantly harm any sized organization.

For more reading check out Matt’s two blog post  on this topic “When Ethics and Policy Collide” and “More Lessons from the Lunch Lady