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How the Affordable Care Act Could Affect Contract Security

- The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act later this month. It plans to issue a ruling by June. Ralph Brislin, CPP examines how it could impact contract security companies. (ONLINE EXCLUSIVE)

Morning Security Brief: Emergency Alert System Fails, NSA Fishbowl, Employee Verification, and More

- Emergency sirens fail to alert residents of deadly tornado. NSA talks smartphone security. Employee verification companies make a profit in India. And more.

Social Media and the Workplace

- Courts are struggling to apply decades-old privacy and electronic security laws to employment issues arising in the digital arena. The newest challenges involve social media and what companies can do.

Employment

- A company did not discriminate against a group of older employees when it fired them—but not two younger employees—for sending and receiving pornographic materials using their corporate e-mail accounts.

Morning Security Brief: E-Verify, Payroll Tax Cut, Tracking Cell Phone Location Data, and More

- E-Verify Self Check goes nationwide. Applicants for unemployment may soon be subject to drug tests. Hacker's could easily track cell phone location data. And more.

Preemployment Screening

- A new bill in Wisconsin (A.B. 286) will allow companies to refuse to hire or to terminate anyone who has been convicted of a felony and not been subsequently pardoned. An employer may also refuse to hire or may terminate anyone who has been convicted of a felony under circumstances that relate to the prospective employment, even if that person has been subsequently pardoned.

Hiring

- A new law (P.L. 112-56) contains an amendment that would provide employers with tax credits for hiring veterans who have been wounded or unemployed for long periods of time.

Social Media and the Workplace

- Courts are struggling to apply decades-old privacy and electronic security laws to employment issues arising in the digital arena. The newest challenges involve social media and what companies can do.

Employment

- A new law (formerly A.B. 22) further limits how California employers can use credit reports to screen job applicants. Under the law, employers may only use credit reports to screen prospective employees in certain circumstances, such as for jobs in management or law enforcement, for example. Employers may also check credit history for those who have access to customer bank or credit card information or where a credit check is required by law.

Morning Security Brief: Shooting at the White House, Alarm Fatigue, and the 2012 Olympics

- Police are searching for a man linked to a shooting at the White House on Friday. Alarm fatigue named a major hazard at hospitals. The U.S. plans to send 1,000 agents to the UK for the 2021 Olympics. And more.

Book Review - Police Chief: How to Attain and Succeed in this Critical Position

- Can a book about obtaining the position of police chief and then successfully performing as one be of professional interest to security professionals? In this instance, the answer is a qualified yes.

Police Chief: How to Attain and Succeed in this Critical Position

- Can a book about obtaining the position of police chief and then successfully performing as one be of professional interest to security professionals? In this instance, the answer is a qualified yes.

Discrimination

- An employee who was fired after he was unable to obtain a security clearance may pursue a discrimination suit against his employer, according to a federal appeals court. The employee, who had been born in Iran, was fired even though his two non-Iranian coworkers were allowed to work after their clearances were rescinded.
 




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