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Giving Thought to Process

- To maximize staff performance, managers should streamline systems, match personnel to the right jobs, and encourage creative thinking.

Dealing with Problem Employees

- How to turn a problem employee into a productive, valuable worker.

Elsewhere in the Courts: Workers' Compensation

- A North Carolina appeals court has ruled that an employee who lied about his physical ability during a job interview may not collect workers’ compensation. The plaintiff, who applied for a job that was physically strenuous, claimed that he had never had a back problem and had never filed for workers’ compensation. However, the plaintiff had a history of back problems, had filed two workers’ compensation claims, and had been deemed by doctors to be unfit to perform heavy-duty work.

How to Cultivate a Safety Culture

- The message that safety is a priority must be pervasive, and the safety culture concept must be reinforced through practices and an incentive system.

Facilitating Creative Thinking

- Sometimes it pays to start with a blank slate and rethink what the best solution to security problems might be.

Business Background Investigations: Tools and Techniques for Solution Driven Due Diligence

- A quality resource for background investigators who find it difficult to navigate through the myriad sources of information.

Elsewhere in the Courts: Drug Use

- The California Supreme Court has ruled that a company that fired an employee for medical marijuana use did not discriminate against the worker. The court noted that nothing in the state law making medical marijuana use legal indicated that it was applicable to the workplace.

U.S. Federal Legislation: Discrimination

- A bill (H.R. 3685) introduced by Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) that would make it illegal for employers to discriminate against employees on the basis of sexual orientation has been approved by the House of Representatives. The Senate has agreed to consider the measure.

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