Small to large companies that do not follow legal

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Small to large companies that do not follow legal mandates will be eligible for fines when they do not follow the rules. Small companies however feel it more than large corporations. Larger companies can be put on probation if they do not meet compliance of legal mandates, in addition to the fines. The fines are steep and the probation is harsh by design to strongly discourage companies from disregarding the rules. A2B. LEGAL OR ETHICAL SAFEGUARDS One legal safeguard for the company that is already in place is an employee recognition signature that is required upon employment. This helps the company stay out of individual legal issues incase an employee goes rogue and dismisses the legal code of ethics while being employed by Akamai.
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Another safe guard that would help the employees and the company would be to hold ongoing sessions that review the local rules, regulations, and laws put into place by the government that would affect Akamai and its workers. It is not evident from the document whether the company currently assists with education on local laws but they do declare that the employee must keep up to date with laws. A3. DEVELOPMENT OF AN ETHICAL CULTURE Multiple pages and sections cover ways that develop an ethical culture rather than listing mere rules of the company. The gifts and entertainment section clearly explains how to receive and provide gifts to non-government business associates as well as how to do the same for government associates. This creates a clear line of how and when to act in delicate scenarios for the company and employees. Another sections covers conflict of interest. This sections goes over plenty of ways to act in general situations regarding the conflict of interest. To help form an ethical culture, they give instructions on the process to receive approval from the company when you have a personal interest. A4. RAISING AN ETHICAL CONCERN The last section of the code of ethics explains how to identify and raise a concern. I appreciate the introduction that covers ways to identify concerns that should and need to be brought up. This helps employees know that the company is transparent on having a known line that should not be crossed. Depending on the ethical concern, the document lays out whom to contact and for what reason, letting the employee know that there are many ways to reach out. Any ethical dilemma or concern can be emailed to their [email protected] email or they can refer to their ask compliance center for help.
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A4A. AVAILABLE RESOURCES The first resource available is what they call the ask compliance center. The ask compliance center is described to be a place where employees can contact the right people in the right way about their ethical concerns. I imagine this is somewhat anonymous and would require heavy monitoring but is highly successful compared to email.
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