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A MODEL FOR REGULATIONS

- A new report from the Stimson Center advocates a new collaborative method for designing government regulations that involves the private sector from the start. The report, Partners in Prevention: Making Public-Private Security Cooperation More Efficient, Effective and Sustainable, was inspired by regulatory action designed to improve air cargo safety after printer cartridges packed with explosives nearly made their way to the United States.

Line Up a Screening Strategy

- A criminal background should not automatically disqualify an applicant for a job, according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. However, it wouldn’t be appropriate to fill some sensitive positions with offenders. Learn how to hire with confidence.

Who Really Needs A Security Clearance?

- Congress holds a hearing to discuss ways to improve the security clearance designation process for federal workers.

Liability

- An employer may be held liable for vehicular manslaughter committed by an employee after hours. An employee became intoxicated at a company party and then later, after he had returned home and then left again, crashed into another car, killing the driver. The parents of the victim may sue the employer because the employee was acting within the scope of his employment when he got drunk.

Book Review: Pre-Employment Background Investigations for Public Safety Professionals

- While few books deserve five stars, this excellent work deserves at least that. Author Frank Colaprete is a former police lieutenant with an impressive résumé. His academic acumen and scholarship shine brightly in this easy-to-read and informative text.

Privacy

- New York’s high court has ruled that an employer’s around-the-clock tracking of an employee’s movements was unreasonable. The court ruled that while an employer can track an employee’s movements without a warrant in some cases, the tracking was excessive in this specific case.

Americans with Disabilities Act

- A federal court has ruled that, because a company did not properly define an employee’s job, that employee may pursue a claim under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). A night-shift dispatcher asked to be switched to a day shift because of his diabetes and hypertension. The company refused to switch the employee to the day shift and the employee sued. Because the job description did not specify that the night shift was essential to the job, the court allowed the lawsuit to proceed.

Pre-Employment Background Investigations for Public Safety Professionals

- While few books deserve five stars, this excellent work deserves at least that. Author Frank Colaprete is a former police lieutenant with an impressive résumé. His academic acumen and scholarship shine brightly in this easy-to-read and informative text.

The Safe Hiring Manual: The Complete Guide to Employment Screening Background Checks for Employers, Recruiters, and Job Seekers

- Although the subtitle has changed and the chapters have been rearranged, the second edition of The Safe Hiring Manual retains the previous edition’s valuable information and brings readers up to date.

Preemployment Screening and Social Media

- Considering a potential employee’s social media presence during the application process could be controversial, an expert said during an ASIS International Information Asset Protection and Pre-Employment Screening Council (IAPPES) conference call.

A Winning Team

- Training new security officers at gaming and wagering properties should result in all stakeholders winning, hands down.

Discrimination

- The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has issued instructions to federal contractors on criminal background screening of employees. The OFCCP’s directive urges contractors to consider federal antidiscrimination laws before refusing to hire applicants based on the results of criminal background checks.

Liars & Outliers: Enabling the Trust That Society Needs to Thrive

- Without a broad base of trust, society and all of our institutions would fail to function. This is the focus of Bruce Schneier’s new­est book, Liars & Outliers: Enabling the Trust That Society Needs to Thrive.
 




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