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Compliance and Breaking Bad

I was up last night hooked into latest episode of Breaking Bad. Besides it being a great show, it highlights a focus of compliance. How do you prevent your employees from going bad? For those of you who haven’t seen the show, Walter White, a mild-mannered high school chemistry teacher helps ends meet by making […]

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Should I Ask for Your Help?

The ABA Journal is working on their annual Blawg 100 list. They think it’s a good idea to smash law blog into blawg. Visit the Blawg 100 Amici nomination page and fill in a few boxes. Due date is August 9. The reason for this story is whether to put Compliance Building forward as a […]

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Happy Canada Day

Canada Day is the national day of Canada celebrating the anniversary of the July 1, 1867, enactment of the British North America Act, 1867 which united three colonies into a single country called Canada within the British Empire.

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Compliance Bricks and Mortar – One Heart Boston Edition

One Heart Boston: All proceeds beyond the direct material costs, postage and applicable taxes from the sale of One Heart Boston merchandise will benefit The One Fund Boston, created to raise money to help those families most affected by the tragic events that unfolded during this year’s Boston Marathon. These are some of the compliance-related […]

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A Strange Week

Last week was a difficult week to be away from Boston on vacation. My family is usually out on Patriot’s Day Monday watching the Boston Marathon. We wander down our street and mingle with the other spectators, friends, and neighbors on Commonwealth Avenue at the start of the Newton hills. Instead we spent the week […]

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Terror in Boston

I’m watching the horror while on vacation instead of my office in Boston. My heart goes out to all of the spectators and families who were affected by the blast. Patriot’s Day in Boston is usually a great day, starting with the Revolutionary War reenactments in the morning, a Red Sox home game, and the […]

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Eye of Sauron for Compliance

What better way to ensure compliance than to have an eye watching you while you work? What better eye than the ultimate evil eye of Sauron? It’s a product of the day at ThinkGeek. But since the day is April 1, it’s not real. (At least not yet.) Your workers can breathe a sigh of […]

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Not Quite Spring

Yet another heavy snowfall in Greater Boston. I spent my time this morning shoveling, instead of writing a new blog post.

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TSA Compliance for Knives and Water

At first I thought Transportation Security Administration had gone completely insane. The blue shirts are now going to allow knives on planes as long as the blade is shorter than six centimeters and narrower than 1/2 inch. After looking closer I just think they merely incompetent. Up front I should mention that I have never […]

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How Much Did the Stimulus Affect Unemployment? Not Much

While the New York Fed is increasingly tasked with regulating financial institutions, its bread and butter is economic analysis. A recent report debunks the theory that the stimulus spending lowered unemployment. James Orr, vice president in the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Research and Statistics Group, and John Sporn, a senior analyst in the […]

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