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Why Should the Boss Listen to You?

- Get the boss to listen to you.

Raising the Bar

- Despite a slow economy, security salaries rose steadily, according to the latest ASIS International U.S. salary survey.

Elsewhere in the Courts: Discrimination

- In a settlement with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), a company that fuels planes at airports has agreed to pay $1.9 million to black and Hispanic employees who claim they were discriminated against. Though the company admitted no wrongdoing, it also agreed to conduct sensitivity and diversity training as part of the agreement. According to the EEOC, company employees waved KKK membership cards at black and Hispanic employees. Also, nooses and drawings of swastikas were common, and Hispanic employees were forced to ride in the back of shuttle buses. One employee, Francisco Ochoa, went to his manager to complain about the discrimination. Ochoa saw himself drawn in a racially offensive cartoon that had been placed under glass on the manager’s desk.

U.K.: Government Officials Warn of Insider Threats of Terrorism

- The United Kingdom's new risk assessment methodology identifies high-risk positions at critical infrastructure assets to ensure employees filling such positions pose no security risks.

Can Error-Prone Staff Be Spotted?

- Russian researchers and U.S. scientists have collaborated on a study to test nuclear workers' readiness for work.

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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