NEWS & ANALYSIS

Morning Security Brief: Patriot Act Extension Approved, Arizona Law Passes Muster, and IRS Tackles Identity Theft

President Obama signs Patriot Act extension, the U.S. Supreme Court approves Arizona illegal immigrant law, and the IRS tackles identity theft.

Morning Security Brief: Immigration Program Scrutinized, Medical Marijuana Mixes with Handguns, and Border Searches Questioned

Lawmakers question a federal program designed to root out illegal aliens, the Oregon high court has ruled that a medical marijuana patient may carry a handgun, and a report alleges that border searches violate the Constitution.

Morning Security Brief: White House Announces Cybersecurity Plan, TWIC Fails a Test, and DHS Must Keep Accurate Records

The Obama Administration launches its new cybersecurity plan, the government's port security credential is questioned, and the government can be held liable for keeping inaccurate computer records.

Plaintiffs May Sue the Government Over Warrantless Spying

A federal appeals court has ruled that the plaintiffs challenging the constitutionality of the government’s warrantless wiretapping law do have standing to pursue their case.

Supreme Court Rules that Employer Discriminated Against Reservist Employee

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that an employer is liable for discrimination against an employee who was also a member of the U.S. Army Reserves. The Court ruled that even though the person who fired the reservist had no discriminatory motives, she relied on information from those who did.

Good Policy Can Prevent Hostile Workplace Lawsuits

Security Management talks to Gerald L. Maatman, Jr., about how companies can avoid litigation by establishing a comprehensive harassment prevention and response policy.

Company Settles Case Over Negative Facebook Posting

The National Labor Relations Board has announced a settlement in the case of an employee who was fired for posting negative comments about her supervisor on Facebook.

Supreme Court Rules on Retaliation Case

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that an employee may sue his employer under federal antidiscrimination laws for firing him to hurt another employee, his fiance.

U.S. Supreme Court Issues Ruling in Background Screening Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that a background screening program used by a government agency does not violate employee privacy rights.

No Warrant Necessary for Text Message Search

The California Supreme Court has ruled that police do not need a warrant to search the text messages on a suspect's cell phone.
 




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