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What is Employee Misconduct?
Employee misconduct poses a serious threat to business continuity, efficiency and reputation. It can include disciplinary issues, conflict of interest, fraud, forgery, misrepresentation, embezzlement, cyber crime, violation of business policies, data theft, bribery and corruption. In present day scenario, gender diversity, inclusion and women safety have prompted the organisations to take proactive measures to handle cases of sexual harassment, workplace discrimination and other such related issues
InteLaw follows a multi-pronged, well-coordinated and streamlined methodology to achieve the objectives in a timely and cost-efficient manner.
Failure to implement deterrence and punitive provisions can be detrimental to the safety, security and productivity of the workforce, as well as the confidence and trust of investors and stakeholders. Often such issues lead to law enforcement action and irreparable reputational damage.
After investigating the allegations, and its repercussions for the organisation, investigation report is shared with the concerned team to recommend precautionary measures in order to avoid legal liability and to protect the company's and other employees' interests.
Recently, while delivering the speech on the occasion of 19th D. P. Kohli Memorial Lecture, the Chief justice of India N. V. Ramana suggested an umbrella
“As the world is increasingly interconnected, everyone shares the responsibility of securing cyberspace - Newton Lee”
The rapidly changing regulatory landscape in India and the dynamics of social media has placed greater onus on commercial organisations to have robust.
In a bid to incentivize whistleblowers, The Securities Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has decided to increase the maximum reward for information
InteLaw Consulting in association with 'Enhance and Excel' and 'Ungender' conducted a workshop on 17th September titled "i-POSH: How to conduct POSH Investigations?".
Corporate investigations, whether related to workplace issues, financial frauds, or regulatory matters, often entail using e-discovery tools and techniques to gather crucial information.
A row of narcotic drug-related cases and arrests of leading Bollywood celebrity figures by the Narcotics Control Bureau (hereinafter, the NCB) in the recent past threw open a Pandora’s box of controversies
Following recent reports of bribery allegations involving one of India's largest e-commerce companies, several pressing questions about the country's business environment have dominated the news.
Investigation firms are unexplored deep waters of the legal ecosystem that play a significant role in solving a case and preventing an offence by gathering timely and crucial evidence
Pre-matrimonial due diligence and post-matrimonial investigations are increasingly being handled by professional investigators. Earlier, parents, friends or family members used to verify the credibility and authenticity of the prospective bride/groom from their informal sources before deciding on a nuptial. However, the scenario is fast changing with matrimonial alliances being prone to forgery, cheating and legal disputes, cost of which is very high and damage irreparable.
The increase in cross-border employees, business partners, stakeholders, vendors and labour force questions the existing due diligence process followed in hiring or onboarding or conducting any business transaction, and necessitates a comprehensive human-intelligence led investigative due diligence to expedite decisions, minimize risk and avoid legal implications.
Financial frauds have increased in tandem with the increased number of online transactions. Detecting fraud in any sector is critical for keeping customers' money safe as well as reducing financial losses and keeping the company profitable. This short article outlines the nature and extent of the problem, and the various investigative tools and methodologies used by Intelaw to address the issues.
The maintenance provisions under the Indian law are often used for harassing one or the other party, and in many cases the quantum of the amount awarded as maintenance is inadequate. Professional investigative services like asset trace and financial due diligence can provide the aggrieved party with useful evidence in their fight for getting justice.
In recent days the term ‘moonlighting’ has become a hot topic especially in the IT industry. The IT giant Wipro recently fired 300 of its employees for moonlighting, while other big companies like IBM, TCS, Infosys have raised concerns about their employees doing a side job after working hours. The debate over ‘moonlighting’ doesn’t seem to settle, with divided opinions and lack of clarity, whether it's a moral, ethical or legal issue, or all of these. But the debate has definitely triggered the need for robust due diligence mechanism, enforcement of Business Code of Conduct, and internal investigations especially in the post-Covid-19 times, when the corporates are facing challenges to monitor employee misconduct, the increasing risk of fraud, financial and reputational loss, and of course the legal implications of terminating employee contracts.
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