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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.

Tips for Background Checks

- Managers are told to screen job candidates, but if it’s not done properly, it can land the company in court. Here’s what you need to know.


- The percentage of Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employees who say they are satisfied or very satisfied with their jobs.


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

Train Staff Virtually Anywhere

- The manifest benefits of Web-based training.

Employee Monitoring

- An appellate court has ruled that singling out an employee and monitoring his work is not harassment unless the monitoring results in an adverse employment action.

EEOC Guidelines

- New EEOC guidelines clarify how rules against discrimination in employment on the bases of race and color apply to everyday situations.


- A bill (S.B. 186) currently under consideration in the West Virginia Legislature would provide employers immunity in disclosing information about former employees. Immunity would be waived, however, in cases where the former employer knowingly gives information that is false, disclosed with reckless disregard for the truth, deliberately misleading, or malicious.

Resolving Workplace Conflict

- Find out how to overcome conflicts and build a cohesive team.


- An employee may not claim harassment against her employer, because the company took action to respond to her complaints, rules the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.

Guarding Against Poor Performance

- Hiring a low-bid security contractor is an invitation to poor service. Best-fit contracts ensure that a contractor will meet your needs


- 64 The number of people at the State Department who process paperwork for security-sensitive exports such as weapons, which might explain why the backlog of unprocessed export licenses from 2006 numbered about 10,000 out of a total of 65,274 applications. The problem will only get worse as licenses are predicted to be up 23 percent for FY2007. By contrast, the Commerce Department, which handles more routine exports, has a staff of 351 to handle approximately 23,673 applications a year.

Strategies for Cutting Turnover

- Learn how your company can overcome the problem of high security staff turnover while boosting morale and the bottom line.

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