Bilingual Opportunities Improve the Bottom Line

by Carol O’Riordan According to the 2010 Census, 16.7% of the population identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino, up from 12.5% in 2000. That’s 35.3 million Hispanic/Latinos in 2000 and 52 million in 2010, a 47.3% increase in 10 years. The population growth has not gone unnoticed; controversies swirl daily around border patrol, affirmative action, […]

FCPA Guide by DOJ, SEC Is a Must-Read for Corporate America

The U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission just issued a long-awaited guidance document intended to inform businesses about how to comply with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the federal law against foreign bribery. The 130-page document goes into considerable detail regarding what practices the U.S. government believes may violate […]

Philadelphia Announces New Rules for Minority and Women Preferences in Contracts

We recently wrote here that if a company wants to benefit from government programs that provide for preferences for Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and Woman Business Enterprise (WBE) firms, it needs to be fully aware that different jurisdictions have different certification requirements. Not all city or state governments will accept all MBE or WBE certifications. […]