2019 marks a busy year for companies involved in public policy issues, as newly-elected legislators across the country introduce tens of thousands of legislative proposals. However, even companies without government affairs departments regularly interact with government officials at the federal, state, and local level. These contacts are regulated by often-complex lobbying, ethics, gift, campaign finance, and pay-to-play rules. In this practical webinar, you will learn about the various rules that impact this important, but often overlooked, area of compliance. You will receive guidance on issue-spotting to ensure corporate compliance. Among other things, you will be able to answer the following questions:
- When does a conversation with a government official turn into lobbying?
- What should you consider before your employees give a gift to a government official?
- How can a company create a compliance program that addresses these risks?