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Emergency management

- A bill (H.R. 5351) introduced by Rep. David Reichert (R-WA) would establish a Directorate of Emergency Management within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The bill has been approved by the House Homeland Security Committee. However, it is still under consideration in the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

Premises Liability

- A club owner may be held liable for failing to protect two patrons who were attacked outside as they left the premises.

Negligent Hiring

- A South Carolina court has ruled that an employer could not be held liable for failure to conduct a background check on an employee who later stole from a company client.

Court Threat

- The Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Assistance bulletin outlines a ten-step threat management process.

Legal Report

- A man beaten by guards sues the guard provider, Florida passes a law on alarm monitoring, new rules are rolled out on electronic discovery, and more.

New in Plaintext

- Nancy Flynn, in her new book Blog Rules: A Business Guide to Managing Policy, Public Relations, and Legal Issues, doesn’t waste time in getting to the statistics.

Background screening

- A bill (S.B. 2002) would require that all applicants to any North Carolina university undergo a criminal records check. The bill, the first of its kind in the nation, was introduced after two University of North Carolina students were killed by their classmates. Both murderers had lied on their applications and denied having a criminal record to gain admission.

Quick Bytes: Federal Privacy

- Read about the Consumer Privacy Legislative Forum, which was formed by major corporations to support consumer privacy legislation.

Discrimination

- The federal government has ordered a Tulsa business to pay $1.24 million to 52 employees for violating laws against discrimination.

Whistleblower Protection

- The Texas Supreme Court has ruled that an employee cannot sue his employer for wrongful termination under a state whistleblower statute because he was not asked to commit a crime.

Legal Report

- Federal appeals on cases involving intellectual property and employee monitoring, regulations on counterfeit drugs, and a new cargo security bill.

Arbitration Dos and Don’ts

- Companies are increasingly using arbitration, but management needs to understand the legal issues before crafting a policy.

Criminal Justice Technology in the 21st Century, Second Edition

- The book is a compilation of scholarly articles targeted to professors, students, and policymakers, relying heavily on research studies that employ both inferential and descriptive statistics. The material is presented in four sections, with contributions appearing from some of the leading criminal justice experts in the academic community.
 




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