There are around 3 million unpaid carers in the UK, and more than one in seven people in any workplace is a carer. Unpaid carers’ work is often painful and exhausting, and a workplace that supports all its staff should also support carers.

The Carers Leave Act became law in 2023 and gives employees a statutory right to a week’s unpaid leave to care for a dependent. Show the carers among your staff that you value them as employees and recognise their unique challenges by making sure your organisation is a supportive place for carers.

In this free webinar, VinciWorks experts explored the Carers Leave Act, its obligations to employees and employers, and how to make your organisation a supportive and welcoming place for carers.

The webinar covered:

  • The experiences of carers at work
  • The Carers Leave Act’s new regulatory obligations on organisations
  • The unique needs of carers
  • How workplaces can build a supportive environment for carers
  • Understanding the challenges that carers face

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The issues of gifts, hospitality and bribery are increasingly complicated – especially for companies doing business in other countries. The danger of getting caught up in a corruption scandal is damaging, expensive and could be ultimately devastating. But when is a gift considered bribery? How can corruption, or even the perception of corruption, be avoided in business? 

In this webinar, we highlighted some recent bribery scandals, analysed how they could be avoided, and took a deep dive into international anti-corruption laws. Most importantly, we discussed how companies can safely conduct business around the world. We included information on Transparency International’s recently released annual report on perceptions of corruption and bribery across the world and explained how it can form a critical part of a company’s bribery and corruption risk assessment. 

This free, one-hour session provided key background info on everything from the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in the US to the UK’s Bribery Act to the EU’s proposed anti-corruption legislation. If your company has any business in a foreign country, including any parts of its supply chain, you’ll want to watch this one.

This webinar featured:

  • A basic understanding of anti-corruption legislation around the world
  • Highlights of recent scandals – and how they could have avoided
  • How you can manage your company’s gifts and hospitality policy
  • How to prevent corruption in your business
  • Future trends in anti-corruption laws

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The field of economic sanctions has been growing increasingly complicated in recent years, and the past year was a historic and transformative period for the use of financial sanctions on both the global and UK levels, with Western nations launching an unprecedented line of sanctions against Russia as a result of its invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.

Recent conflicts such as the Hamas-Israel war in response to Hamas’s October 7th massacre, the Russian invasion of Ukraine, as well as events in Iran, China and other countries have grabbed global headlines. These events have sparked waves of new laws and regulations around the world, from sanctions to tougher economic crime compliance rules.

All businesses must comply with financial and trade sanctions and companies must be able to prove that they are properly screening for sanctions. Failure to comply with screening requirements can carry stiff penalties reaching into the millions per infraction and any sanctions breach, even accidental, is a crime.

This webinar covered:

  • Recent sanctions issues and key compliance challenges and lessons to be aware of in the present volatile international landscape.
  • The creation of the Office of Trade Sanctions Implementation (OTSI), the UK’s newly created body that will be responsible for the civil enforcement of trade sanctions, including those against Russia.
  • The ever-relevant crossover between sanctions, terrorist financing, and AML, which has become increasingly important as the world faces rapidly evolving geopolitical challenges.
  • The effectiveness of financial sanctions in general and those against Russia in the past two years in particular.
  • Cases of sanctions breaches and consequences.
  • Tips for sanctions compliance for both regulated and non-regulated businesses.

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Many organisations discuss gender equality and promoting women, particularly older and more experienced women. But what does this look like in practice? What are the practical steps to supporting older women in the workplace, and how can barriers to success be overcome?

One highly effective strategy is making your organisation menopause friendly. Older women are one of the fastest growing in today’s workplace, and research has shown that nearly two-thirds of women have taken time off work due to their symptoms, with some even leaving their jobs due to not being supported in their workplace.

In this webinar, VinciWorks compliance experts will take you through the steps your organisation can take to become menopause friendly. From implementing a menopause leave policy to environmental factors affecting a workplace, this session will inform you on why making your organisation menopause friendly is a cost-effective, impactful and necessary initiative.

The webinar featured an interview with Dr Rebecca Lewis from the highly respected Newson Health Menopause and Wellbeing Centre.

This session covered:

  • The basics of menopause as a diversity and inclusion issue
  • Building a coalition for progressive menopause change in an organisation
  • Countering common myths, stigmas and stereotypes
  • Top tips for implementing a menopause leave policy
  • Tackling environmental, organisational and cultural factors on menopause

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In this webinar, we explored the vast implications of the EU AI Act, the world’s first comprehensive AI regulation. With this legislation, the EU hopes to create a framework to regulate AI systems across the EU. But the Act will impact companies who do any business in the EU, and, similar to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the AI Act will likely set a global standard.

This free, one-hour webinar provided key background on how the AI Act was developed, its main elements, including an understanding of its risk-based approach, and critical advice on what companies need to be aware of. Importantly, we focused on how companies can prepare to comply.

This webinar featured:

  • A basic understanding of the AI Act
  • How it will likely impact your company 
  • The impact of GDPR on AI – and why that matters 
  • How you can prepare – and when you need to
  • Future trends in AI regulation around the world

The webinar featured the VinciWorks compliance team and a legal GDPR / AI expert.

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Artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly changing the workplace. Generative AI tools like ChatGPT and Dall-E now allow people worldwide to accomplish more than humans ever dreamed possible. This creates many challenges for compliance departments, which have to deal with various regulatory issues related to the use of AI, from GDPR to discrimination.

In this webinar, we explored the concepts and terms used in discussing AI and bust some of the myths. We discussed best practices for using AI in the workplace with our team of compliance experts and uncovered the risks and opportunities of using AI at work.

This webinar covered:

  • Understanding AI in the workplace
  • AI and data privacy
  • AI and intellectual property
  • AI and discrimination
  • AI and conducting an effective risk assessment
  • AI and cybersecurity
  • Plagiarism in the age of AI

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Under UK law, a corporation can face criminal prosecution if it fails to prevent certain actions from being undertaken by its employees, associates or even contractors. Failure to prevent encompasses a wide array of compliance failures, from not having the right policies to a lack of procedures to even ineffective training courses that don’t deliver the right information to employees.

A new failure to prevent fraud offences has been passed into law. It is a criminal offence for organisations not to have reasonable procedures in place that could have prevented that fraud.

In this webinar, VinciWorks explains what this new corporate criminal offence means, what kind of fraud is covered, and how to comply with the ‘failure to prevent’ provisions. Fortunately, failure to prevent is not a new concept in UK law. VinciWorks was at the forefront of helping companies comply with failure to prevent tax evasion and failure to prevent bribery.

Watch this free-to-attend, one-hour webinar on preparing your organisation for failure to prevent fraud.

This webinar covers:

  • What failure to prevent means in law
  • Case studies of failure to prevent prosecutions
  • What fraud means in this context and the prerequisite offences
  • The reasonable procedures an organisation must have to comply
  • How to conduct a failure to prevent fraud risk assessment
  • Practical steps to put those procedures in place

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From loose-lipped CEO’s sinking reputations and sanctions on terrorist financing coming back into focus to a proliferation of neurodiversity employment tribunals and crypto-style boardroom drama infecting the AI fad, 2024 is shaping up to be an ever more complex year for compliance departments.

In this webinar, we dive into the top compliance trends to set your agenda for the rest of the year. We also delve into key compliance issues we expect to see in areas like anti-money laundering, diversity and inclusion, and health and safety. We also review key pieces of legislation we’re tracking in the EU, US and UK, along with important dates for your diary.

VinciWorks strives to give you a competitive advantage in understanding the world of compliance. With an ever-changing risk landscape that can threaten even the sturdiest of organisations, join us for this webinar, and stay ahead of the compliance curve.

In this webinar, we review:

  • Upcoming trends in the world of compliance
  • Key compliance dates and legislation we’re watching
  • Significant issues in ESG, diversity and inclusion, anti-money laundering and sanctions compliance
  • The impact of global events on compliance departments
  • Risk mitigation measures and vital tools for your organisation.

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Wednesday 25th October, 12:00 pm UK time

In this webinar with iSTORM, specialists in privacy, security and penetration testing, we will look at how far cybersecurity education and awareness have come over the last two decades and what are the priorities for the future to ensure a secure and interconnected world.

This free, one-hour webinar will combine practical advice with the latest cyber concepts and challenges your organisation should know. From best practices in password management and multifactor authentication to the increasingly sophisticated ways scammers target companies with phishing attempts.

This webinar will cover:

– New cyber disclosure rules from the SEC and EU
– Best practice in breach reporting and GDPR compliance
– What all organisations must do to protect themselves
– Key governance requirements for cybersecurity
– Future trends in data protection and cybersecurity

The webinar will feature experts from the consultancy iSTORM and the VinciWorks compliance team.

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The appearance of impropriety is one of the hardest compliance challenges to combat. Regarding gifts and hospitality, even modest tokens could cause problems if given at the incorrect time or to the wrong person. Gifts given to public officials could even cause significant regulatory breaches as laws differ worldwide.

As the United States Supreme Court has demonstrated, with some justices receiving all manner of bribes in exchange for favourable rulings, the appearance of impropriety can cause severe reputational damage, even if no rules were technically broken.

With new EU rules on public sector gifts and hospitality on their way and updates to bribery laws in Canada and the US, now is a vital time to refresh your bribery policies and think about having an automated solution to track who’s giving and getting what at your organisation.

In this webinar, we discuss:

  • Gifts and hospitality cases from around the world, including the storm over gifts to US justices
  • New EU regulations on gifts and hospitality for public officials
  • Key corporate bribery cases linked to improper gifts and hospitality
  • Why G&H registers should track gifts given, as well as received
  • Best practice in designing your G&H register

Watch the on-demand webinar and understand the importance of tracking who’s giving and getting what at your organisation.

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