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Workplace Violence

Find out how Purdue Pharma analyzed their security program to come into compliance with the ANSI/ASIS Standard on Workplace Violence Prevention and Intervention. View a Power Point presentation on how the company defined what issues needed to be updated.


A California appeals court has ruled that an employee may be legally fired for failing to cooperate with an in internal investigation.

Religious Discrimination

A federal court has ruled that an employee may pursue her religious discrimination claim against her employer. The employee argued that she could not follow company policy and receive a flu shot because it was against her religion, veganism. The court is allowing the case to proceed, ruling that the employee should be given the opportunity to prove that veganism meets the requirements of religious belief under discrimination statutes.

Drug Dogs

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that training and testing records support a drug dog’s reliability in establishing probable cause for a search. The dog’s alert was one part of the totality of circumstances that allowed the search to go forward.

Life Safety

Damage to a building’s fire and life safety systems can occur during an earthquake, making it difficult for people to evacuate the facility and impeding the work of first responders. Researchers from Worcester Polytechnic Institute conducted a series of tests on a building that simulated post-quake fires. They assessed how the damage affected the passive and active fire protection systems to contain fire and smoke.


    An employee may pursue her disability discrimination claim against her employer, according to a federal appeals court, because she presented sufficient evidence that her termination for insubordination was a pretext for discrimination. The employee’s supervisor accused her of lying about her injuries and told her that she would not be permitted to return to work unless she could work full time.

    Social Media

    A global study by Proskauer includes best practices for businesses that allow social media at work for corporate and personal use. Read the full results of the study.

      White Collar Crime

      USA Network’s White Collar has partnered with the FBI. Take a look at some real life white collar crimes that the FBI is looking for the public’s help to solve.


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