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ADA

- An employee with a condition causing unpredictable heart spasms may not pursue his claim of discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). A federal appeals court ruled that the employee’s health condition posed a direct threat to safety because the job required him to operate heavy machinery.

Intelligence

- A look at why crime statistics can be misleading and analysis of an appellate court verdict that exonerated an employee who stole proprietary code before leaving for another job.

Romancing the Workplace

- Companies can reduce the likelihood of harassment lawsuits stemming from romantic workplace relationships by preventing relationships between subordinates and managers and by having employees in romantic relationships sign Love Contracts.

The Quiet Threat: Fighting Industrial Espionage in America, 2nd Edition

- Ronald Mendell explains governmental spying and how it differs from industrial espionage, with the latter being the primary focus of this work.

Keeping Staff Problems In Perspective

- Anyone familiar with history knows the perils of taking too literally—or perhaps at all—Nietzsche’s concept of the Superman, but recent news about problems with U.S. Secret Service agents offers a lesson in the more mundane pitfalls of thinking there is any such thing as an Übermensch.

Harassment

- A California appeals court has ruled that a company can be held liable for harassing statements made by employees on a blog. Even though the blog was accessed by employees while they were off-duty, the court ruled that once the company learned of the blog, it had a duty to act to stop the harassment.

Whistleblower Protection

- An employee of a privately held company (as opposed to a publicly held company that comes under regulatory authority of the Securities and Exchange Commission) is not covered by the whistleblower protections offered under Sarbanes-Oxley, according to a recent appellate decision. The employee is not protected even if his employer provides services to a public entity that is covered by the act.

Managing

- One company’s painful embezzlement incident can provide lessons for security managers in recognizing and preventing fraud.

NLRB Provides Advice on Social Media Policies

- The National Labor Relations Board has issued a memo offering advice to companies on setting up a social media policy.

ADA

- A federal district court has ruled that a company’s attendance policy violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) because it required employees to disclose the nature of their illness when providing documentation for sick leave. Under the company’s policy, a doctor’s note had to include the illness or reason for the sick leave. The court noted that this could require employees to divulge information about a disability, a violation of the ADA.

Avoid Harassment Headaches

- Learn how your company can craft a program for deterring harassment in the workplace and properly handle claims when they do occur.

Social Media Restrictions on the Rise, Facebook Use at Work on the Decline

- Facebook usage in the workplace is on the decline as companies implement social media policies, according to a new report released by firm that provides Web content filtering for companies.

CSOs Share Career Advice

- Members of the ASIS CSO Roundtable share insights on finding a mentor and networking as part of the May digital edition.
 




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