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SCCE's Code of Professional Ethics: A valuable resource for compliance and ethics professionals

Sascha Matuszak (Sascha.matuszak@corporatecompliance.org) is a reporter at SCCE & HCCA in Minneapolis, MN, USA.

Consider this: A compliance and ethics professional (CEP) learns that the organization she works for owes a substantial amount of back pay to its workers. The CEO of the company, instead of making good on these payments, is leaning toward not informing the workers of their rights and relying on a statute of limitations to run out so the company doesn’t have to pay. The CEP realizes that, according to the law of the land, what the company is doing is not illegal, but it is unethical.

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