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Premises Liability

- Read why a hotel is not responsible for the rape of one guest by another, according to a federal appeals court.

Avoiding Violent Outcomes

- How to see the warning signs of potential workplace violence, and if it occurs, how to respond.

Snakes in Suits: When Psychopaths Go to Work

- Industry leader reviews top text on psychopaths in the workplace.

Eastern Inscrutability: Blowing the Whistle in Asia

- Cultural obstacles to whistleblowing in Asia.

Lone Wolves and Black Swans

- When assessing risk, never rule out the improbable.

Sexual Harassment

- A male assistant manager at a truck stop filed charges of sexual harassment when the company responded to his complaint by forcing him to move to another location 120 miles away; the courts ruled that it constituted an adverse action.

Religious Discrimination

- A medical testing company was sued by a former employee for religious discrimination, because it wanted him to work Saturday, his Sabbath. The court ruled in the company's favor, finding no religious discrimination.

Working Through Emotional Turmoil

- How should managers deal with their staff's emotional problems after a crisis?

I Spy Your Company Secrets

- A lot of information about your company is accessible to competitors, and the smart ones are busy collecting it to gain a competitive edge. But there are ways to thwart such efforts.

Drug Testing

- Workers in safety-sensitive positions, who must be drug tested, showed record low use in 2006 according to Quest Diagnostics - Drug Testing Index. When random testing is done on the general work force, usage rates are higher - 5.5 percent compared to 1.5 percent.

Employment

- Employers cannot question the accuracy of job applicants' Social Security numbers, ruled a federal district court. However, employers can ask where they were born and if they filed tax returns.

Workplace Violence

- An employer was wrong to fire a violent bipolar employee, ruled a federal appeals court. Previous courts have ruled that employers need not tolerate violent behavior from any employee.

Towers of Integrity: Rebuilding Fraud Free

- As Manhattan rebuilds at the former World Trade Center site, the opportunities for fraud will be as monumental as the projects. The city is ready.
 




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