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- A new law signed by Mayor Vincent Gray makes it illegal for employers in the District to discriminate against the unemployed when making hiring decisions. Employers would not be able to consider employment status during hiring decisions and would be barred from mentioning employment status in job advertisements. Employers are also prohibited from retaliating against those who report a violation of the law.

Book Review: Introduction to Emergency Management

- This well referenced book is formatted to stimulate the reader to seek more information on this valuable subject and is a good starting point.

Legal Report

- A state appeals court rules that an employer did not violate privacy when it tracked a worker with a GPS unit; and lawmakers consider bills on issues such as border security, criminal activity, and cybercrime.


- 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.

Federal Suitability and Security Clearances: Issue Mitigation Handbook

- This book provides an in-depth explanation of the background investigation process and the considerations that must be made when assessing an applicant’s suitability for federal employment, access credentials, or a security clearance.

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.


- 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.


- 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.

Case Study

- Concerned about employees’ excessive Web surfing, one company found a software program that helped monitor it and block access to certain sites.


- Security managers can use a project management approach to develop effective, enforceable policies.

Morning Security Brief: Securing Haj from Disease, Employee Credit Checks, Counterfeit Military Parts, and More

- No cases of infectious disease reported during Haj. Researchers looks for links between credit scores and employee performance. Lawmakers raise concerns about counterfeit electronics in military equipment. And more.

Editor's Note: Helping Gabriel Blow His Horn

- Thanks to stronger protections and incentives, more employees are learning to blow the whistle on illegal practices when they spot them at their own companies.

Managing: How to Control Cards

- Access control should be set up as a layered system with rights granted depending on the actual access needs of each user.

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