Internal compliance programs have been used by businesses as a means of demonstrating that they are complying with legislative polices. Due to the fact that criminal and civil penalties are potentially available, if there is evidence to demonstrate that there was not knowledge of the type of behavior being engaged within and that there has been definite compliance with the measures, this program will provide exculpatory evidence

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What are the advantages of such a program?
What are factors that should be included in an internal compliance program to ensure that the most benefits can be obtained?
If executives are able to demonstrate that they are ensuring compliance of these administrative regulations, can they still be held liable for civil penalties?


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