Unfortunately, fraud is an all-to-common occurrence and no industry is immune. Intentional deception to realize unlawful gains are often perpetrated by an organization’s own management or employees, with or without the assistance of outside parties.

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), through the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE), has issued its 2020 Examination Priorities.

Healthy skepticism can help avoid falling for phishing schemes and way-out-there data equipment/systems scams; testing can help ensure that the data system actually works and supports your company’s stated policies and procedures; and, knowledge allows for expanding data enhancements and securing the necessary and appropriate hardware, the software and the data.

The Amazon Effect is a term often used to describe the dominance of Amazon in the e-commerce space as well as the impact of that dominance on consumer companies.

With the new year and the new decade comes new information that employers and participants will need to know in the employee benefits sphere.