Site Map - The Workplace

Investigating the Insider

- Companies that investigate their own employees must be cognizant of the legal issues. They need to know both how to conduct a fair investigation and how to protect their interests via attorney-client privilege.

Employees Routinely Risk Data Leaks Through Negligent Behaviors, Study Says

- In a survey commissioned by Cisco, just over one-half of respondents said they altered company security settings even though it was against company policy.

Detailing Contractor Obligations

- Companies can ensure a good ongoing contractor relationship by spelling out performance expectations up front in the contract.

Workplace Strategies for Pandemic Preparedness

- This video, along with its materials, acts as a starter kit for creating a pandemic preparedness plan at work.

An Eye for Security

- Iris recognition is becoming an increasingly accurate and simple biometric to deploy and manage.

Keeping Tabs on IT Staff

- New software can keep track of the changes IT employees make to the corporate network, improving security in the process.

A Deadly Serious Game

- Simulated exercises of a flu pandemic show firms have not planned adequately for business continuity.

In Search of Less-Evident Truths

- How to fight "group think" and seek fresh perspectives.

Elsewhere in the Courts: Wrongful Termination

- A company is not liable for firing an employee who filed a workplace injury claim in the midst of an internal investigation. The investigation proved that the employee had embezzled money so he was fired. The employee sued claiming that he was fired for making a workers’ compensation claim. The court ruled that even if the employee’s injury claim was valid, the company had a legitimate reason for the termination and was not liable for wrongful termination.

Elsewhere in the Courts: Background Screening

- A federal appeals court has upheld the conviction of an employee who lied on his background screening form when applying for a job with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). The court found that the employee broke the law when he failed to disclose that he had collected workers’ compensation payments for a back injury sustained while working for a previous employer. Because of the disability claim, the employee was supposedly barred from lifting heavy items or standing for long periods of time, both requirements of the TSA job for which he applied.

State Legislation: Lousiana: Firearms

- Lawmakers in Louisiana have approved a bill (S.B. 51) that makes it illegal for employers to prohibit employees from storing firearms in their cars on company property. The law allows employees to keep lawfully registered firearms in their cars in any parking lot, parking garage, or other designated parking area.

Concealed Weapon Laws Make Security Practitioners Worried

- Security practitioners surveyed as part of an ASIS International Foundation report worry that workplace violence will increase in states that have liberalized concealed-weapon laws.

What Are CSOs Worrying About?

- Chief security officers tell what keeps them up at night.

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