Whistleblowing system webinar: Time is running out to implement a compliant whistleblowing system

November 12, 2020

Join us for a whistleblowing system webinar in German, when leading German law firm SKW Schwarz and WhistleB guide you on what you can do already today to prepare for the EU whistleblower protection law.

On December 16, 2019, the EU Directive 2019/1937 on the protection of whistleblowers came into force. All EU member states now have until December 2021 to convert this directive into their own national laws. The proposed German whistleblower protection law has not yet been made public. Nonetheless, the EU Directive provides minimum standards so it is worthwhile starting to prepare your implementation of the directive today, because all companies have obligations to fulfil in order to comply with it.                         

The EU directive stipulates that all organisations, public and private, with more than 250 employees must set up a reporting system to receive and process notices from whistleblowers by December 17, 2021 at the latest. Smaller companies with 50 to 250 employees have until December 17, 2023. Any organisation that does not meet these deadlines risks severe penalties. The directive also provides requirements on the internal reporting system to be provided and the manner in which reports are to be processed. These requirements relate to the confidentiality of the whistleblower, response times, follow up and feedback, competence of the people managing reports, information, compliance with the GDPR and record-keeping.

In this whistleblowing system webinar, we will answer some of the most common questions:

• Who will be protected by the new law and what can they report on?

• What requirements apply to which organisations and from when?

• How do you put these into practice in your organisation?

• How do you find the right system?

• What accompanying processes and resources are needed?

• What accompanying processes and resources are needed?

Join SKW Schwarz and WhistleB, for an overview of the legal framework and helpful practical tips. Join us at 8:30am on Wednesday November 18. The webinar will last for one hour and will take place in German.

Please follow this link to register for the whistleblowing system webinar for free.

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