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Employment

- A company did not discriminate against a group of older employees when it fired them—but not two younger employees—for sending and receiving pornographic materials using their corporate e-mail accounts.

Federal Suitability and Security Clearances: Issue Mitigation Handbook

- This book provides an in-depth explanation of the background investigation process and the considerations that must be made when assessing an applicant’s suitability for federal employment, access credentials, or a security clearance.

Preemployment Screening

- A new bill in Wisconsin (A.B. 286) will allow companies to refuse to hire or to terminate anyone who has been convicted of a felony and not been subsequently pardoned. An employer may also refuse to hire or may terminate anyone who has been convicted of a felony under circumstances that relate to the prospective employment, even if that person has been subsequently pardoned.

Hiring

- A new law (P.L. 112-56) contains an amendment that would provide employers with tax credits for hiring veterans who have been wounded or unemployed for long periods of time.

Employment

- A new law (formerly A.B. 22) further limits how California employers can use credit reports to screen job applicants. Under the law, employers may only use credit reports to screen prospective employees in certain circumstances, such as for jobs in management or law enforcement, for example. Employers may also check credit history for those who have access to customer bank or credit card information or where a credit check is required by law.

Case Study

- Concerned about employees’ excessive Web surfing, one company found a software program that helped monitor it and block access to certain sites.

Managing

- Security managers can use a project management approach to develop effective, enforceable policies.

Morning Security Brief: Securing Haj from Disease, Employee Credit Checks, Counterfeit Military Parts, and More

- No cases of infectious disease reported during Haj. Researchers looks for links between credit scores and employee performance. Lawmakers raise concerns about counterfeit electronics in military equipment. And more.

Editor's Note: Helping Gabriel Blow His Horn

- Thanks to stronger protections and incentives, more employees are learning to blow the whistle on illegal practices when they spot them at their own companies.

Managing: How to Control Cards

- Access control should be set up as a layered system with rights granted depending on the actual access needs of each user.

Helping Gabriel Blow His Horn

- Thanks to stronger protections and incentives, more employees are learning to blow the whistle on illegal practices when they spot them at their own companies.

Morning Security Brief: Vetting Utility Workers, 911 Tapes, Verizon Strike, and More

- A U.S. lawmaker introduces legislation for doing background checks on utility workers. North Carolina will begin to alter 911 tapes to protect victims. Tel Aviv University has developed a hand-held date rape drug detector. And more.

Millennials Could Dictate the Future of Employment Screening

- As the reins change hands from Generation X to Millennials over the next 20 years, the work force will be replaced by tech savvy security managers looking for fast, convenient, and portable solutions to employee background checks, says a background screening executive.
 




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