The Bribery Act 2010
14 April 2010
The Bribery Act has now become law and will soon be in force. It has wide reaching implications, especially for business, with the introduction of a new corporate offence and prosecutions for bribery made easier. All businesses need to ensure that they review existing procedures and put in place adequate anti-corruption measures to avoid potential liability.
Employers will need to be especially careful in vetting new staff and in ensuring that both new and existing employees receive proper training on the organisation's anti-corruption policies and procedures.
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