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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.

Background Checks

- A federal district court has ruled that an employee who was incorrectly linked to a negative background check may not pursue a class action lawsuit against the consumer reporting agency that conducted the check. The court found that the lawsuit was too broad because the plaintiff could not prove that most negative checks were inaccurate.

Legal Report

- Courts rule in one case that a person cannot bring a class action suit against a company that inaccurately reported negative findings in a background check, and in another that employees may pursue a lawsuit against their employer to be compensated for time spent in security screening.

Making Sure that Employees Who Travel Consider Security

- Sending employees to foreign countries on behalf of business can result in lucrative outcomes and new and exciting experiences for the traveler. Read more about how companies can properly prepare employees so that they can best protect themselves and the company’s proprietary information.

Data Breaches

- According to a recent survey of IT professionals conducted by the Ponemon Institute, insider fraud is on the rise, with data breaches being one of the most common threats. However, fewer than half of the companies surveyed say they are prepared to deal with the challenge. Read about those and other findings online.

Is Whistleblowing Working?

- As the Dodd-Frank whistleblower program—designed to help catch fraud at financial institutions—reaches its one year anniversary, experts look at how it is working.

Bribery and Corruption: Navigating the Global Risks

- Bribery and corruption in international business have been part of national cultures for as long as individuals have traded goods and services. The authors of this book focus on educating business leaders and employees about how to avoid corrupt practices, and they do it very well.

Cisco Executive Discusses Evolving Perspectives on Cybersecurity

- Companies need to shift their focus in cybersecurity and vendors need to cooperate more, according to Bret Hartman, chief technology officer for Cisco’s Security Technology Group.

Don’t Overdo Data Retention

- Experts urge companies to revisit their data retention policies to ensure that they are culling information archives effectively.
 




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