Whistleblower Bills Would Protect Private Sector Employees

Two bills introduced in Congress last week would extend protection to whistleblowers who expose mismanagement, fraud, or abuse in the private sector.

Court Rules that Mental Health Check is a Medical Exam Under the ADA

In a precedential case, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has ruled that a mental exam is treated the same as a physical exam under the ADA.

Government Finalizes Privacy Settlement with Facebook

The FTC has finalized a settlement with Facebook over charges that the social media giant deceived the public by telling them they could keep their Facebook information private and then disseminating that information.

New Bill Would Limit Criminal Background Checks

A bill (H.R. 6220) introduced by Rep. Hansen Clarke (D-MI) would prohibit employers from asking about or checking an applicant’s criminal record until a conditional offer of employment has been made.

Cybersecurity Legislation Revised in Light of Opposition

Sen. Joe Lieberman has revised a bill to make mandatory cybersecurity provisions optional. Lieberman submitted the revised bill in hopes of getting Senate approval.

Morning Security Brief: States Provide More Mental Health Records, TSA Agents Head to London, and San Francisco Settles Lawsuit

States make more health records available for firearms background checks, TSA agents protect London airports, and a manager in San Francisco reaches a settlement with the city's emergency management department.

Whistleblower Provisions Do Not Apply to Workers Outside the U.S., Court Rules

A federal judge has ruled that the whistleblower provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act that prohibit retaliation against employees do not apply to workers outside of the United States.

Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Harassment Case

In one of its last acts of the term, the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to consider a case that questions the definition of a “supervisor” in sexual harassment lawsuits.

The U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Health Care Law

The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the Affordable Care Act. Find out what this might mean for security professionals, particularly those in the contract security officer industry.

U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Most of Arizona Immigration Law

The U.S. Supreme Court announced its decision today in S.B. 1070, Arizona’s controversial immigration law. The Court ruled that three out of the four contested provisions in are unconstitutional. The provision allowing law enforcement to check immigration status is legal, ruled the Court, so long as it is interpreted narrowly.

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