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Pre-Employment Background Investigations for Public Safety Professionals

- While few books deserve five stars, this excellent work deserves at least that. Author Frank Colaprete is a former police lieutenant with an impressive résumé. His academic acumen and scholarship shine brightly in this easy-to-read and informative text.

The Safe Hiring Manual: The Complete Guide to Employment Screening Background Checks for Employers, Recruiters, and Job Seekers

- Although the subtitle has changed and the chapters have been rearranged, the second edition of The Safe Hiring Manual retains the previous edition’s valuable information and brings readers up to date.

Legal Report

- The U.S. Supreme Court issues rulings to clarify when employees may bring retaliation claims, and a state court rules that a government agency’s monitoring of an employee was excessive.

Confronting the Insider Threat

-  How companies can reduce the insider threat with prescreening, ongoing monitoring, and awareness programs.

Remote Access

- A report on Web security finds that the greater the number of workers allowed to access a network remotely, the greater the chance of a network breach. Read the full report.

Safety

- A hospital did not violate the law when it refused to hire an operating room nurse who was still undergoing treatment for narcotics addiction. The court ruled that the nurse was not qualified to do the job for which he was applying so the ADA did not apply.

Workplace Violence

- A federal appeals court has ruled that a company did not violate the Americans with Disabilities Act when it required an employee to undergo a psychological evaluation. The company, ruled the court, had legitimate concerns after the employee made threats to a supervisor.

Managing the Insider Threat: No Dark Corners

- Managing the Insider Threat applies social science research to the problem of insider threats, identifying mechanisms to reduce the “dark corners” that allow insiders to engage in damaging actions and providing guidance on how to implement mitigating strategies

Managing

- Managers should have a comprehensive contingency plan in place to deal with potential labor disputes.

Legal Report

- Courts rule that a company did not violate the law when it required an emplyee to undergo a psychological evaluation and that the state of Maryland may collect DNA samples from those arrested for serious offenses.  

Trade Secrets

- A jury has found David Nosal guilty of trade secret theft, conspiracy, and violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) after he used his employer’s confidential information to start his own business.

Marijuana

- There is no employment protection for marijuana users in Colorado, according to a state appeals court. Even though recreational and medical marijuana use is now legal in the state, employees who test positive for off-duty marijuana use can be fired from their jobs.  

Security Screening

- A federal appeals court has ruled that warehouse employees may pursue a lawsuit against their company to receive payment for the time spent undergoing security screenings at the end of their shifts.
 




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