03/18/2008 - Building and maintaining relationships can be the most crucial aspect for protecting an organization's assets and people in volatile regions overseas, a security director told attendees at ASIS International's global terrorism conference.
12/10/2007 - A Colorado appeals court has ruled that a business owner, Donald Keller, can be held liable for the negligent supervision of an employee, Firat Uzan, who sexually assaulted a family friend on the premises. Uzan, who had been asked to work alone at the store on weekends, brought the 12-year-old girl to the store and molested her. The court found that Keller should have known that Uzan was dangerous after three former employees, all of them teenaged girls, informed Keller that Uzan had sexually harassed or assaulted them on the premises. (Koca v. Keller, Colorado Court of Appeals, No. 02CA2498, 2004)
11/29/2007 - Mention Latin America to the average person, and thoughts of salsa dancing and rain forests may come to mind. Mention the region to corporate executives and kidnapping is likely to be their first thought.
10/04/2007 - A bill (H.R. 3165) introduced by Rep. Al Green (D-TX) would hold companies criminally liable for the deaths of contract employees that result from willful violations of safety standards set out by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. H.R. 3165 has 12 cosponsors and has been referred to the House Education and the Workforce Committee.