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Integrity Moments - April 15, 2015

  • 2015 Apr 15



Hidden Agreements
By: Rick Boxx
April 15, 2015

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) fielded 3,620 whistleblowing tips in 2014, up 21% from two years before. In spite of this large increase the SEC fears that there are even more fraud cases being buried.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the SEC has seen an increase in inappropriate agreements being used to muzzle employees from talking to the government about fraudulent activity. The SEC is now investigating many companies searching for these kinds of agreements.

Although I’m not a fan of too much government intrusion, this is an area that may be warranted.

Ecclesiastes 12:14 teaches, “For God will bring every deed into judgement, including every hidden thing, whether it is good or evil.”

If you’re aware of fraud in your workplace, sometimes government intervention can surface what’s otherwise hidden.


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