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Liability

- Employees of a casino have the right to sue their employer after security guards physically restrained them during a union meeting held during a work break.

High-Rise Fire Safety

- Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the Chicago Fire Department, and the Chicago Housing Authority recently set controlled fires in an abandoned Chicago apartment building to test a new fire-fighting technique. Link to the video clip.

Reserve Strength

- The National Guard is woefully under equipped and in need of reform, says an independent commission chartered to look into the issue. Its report details the problem and recommends solutions.

Terrorism

- Has the Iraq War revitalized al Qaeda and increased the rate and lethality of jihadist terrorist attacks worldwide? Find out why some experts say yes.

Discrimination

- Maine's high court has ruled that a company did not discriminate against a security guard when it refused to allow him to carry a firearm. The company decided not to arm the guard after several psychological evaluations. Reports on the evaluations noted that the guard was aggressive and short-tempered.

Counterfeiting and Piracy

- Learn how companies such as Ford, New Balance, and Purdue Pharma have secured their supply chains from counterfeit and pirated goods.

Workplace Injury

- The Nevada Supreme Court has ruled that a construction company willfully violated safety regulations and must pay the fine imposed by the state of Nevada. The company failed to install safety equipment after numerous inspections.

Drivers’ Licenses

- Read the proposed rule on what states must do to meet the new driver’s license requirements of the REAL ID Act of 2005. The rule is out for comment until May 8th.

Privacy

- An Illinois appeals court has ruled that a patient whose private information was revealed at a tavern by a hospital employee can sue that hospital for invasion of privacy. The privacy obligation applied at all times and in all places.

International Lodging

- A new group called the International Lodging Security Association has been established to further education and training in the field. The link will be added as soon as it becomes available.

Background Screening

- Hawaii's high court has ruled that a company wrongfully fired an employee based solely on his prior criminal record. The court said that the conviction must have a relationship to the job.

School Safety

- New anti-bullying statutes in Alaska, South Carolina, and Illinois.  New emergency management plans in Virginia and Ohio.

You Tube

- IBM has created a short video of the company's new RFID tag known as the Clipped Tag a label that consumers can easily tear off once they leave a store after a purchase. This and other security videos are on You Tube.
 




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