From my experience the question should really be, "How can Employers and Employees both maintain honesty?" What I mean by that is that employers need to lead-they need to establish a culture of integrity and honesty and clearly model those values. In addition, organizational values (You know, the ones that typically languish all dusty on the website) need to come alive. Few things excite and inspire employees more than a organizational committment to base every action and interaction on clearly identified values. That means having everyone be part of creating the values, identifying the behaviours associated with those values, and understanding the clear and consistent consequences of not living the values-as well as being acknowledged and affirmed for living them. When organizations commit to integrity; when they actually understand, follow and talk about the values they say they believe in, the issue of honesty and other organizational ills (gossiping, harassment, bullying, stress leaves, power struggles) tend to disappear (along with the relatively few people that need to be let go because for what ever reason they won't come on board the value "bus").