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Employment

- A ruling in California finds that security officers who are required to be on the worksite and on-call but not actively working, must still be paid for that time because their ability to engage in personal pursuits is limited. However, officers need not be paid for the eight hours allotted to them for sleep.

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.

Virtually at Work

- A virtual desktop environment can help companies securely manage “bring your own device” policies by controlling access to corporate information.

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.

Confronting the Insider Threat

- How companies can reduce the insider threat with prescreening, ongoing monitoring, and awareness programs.

Harassment

- The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that employees must meet a strict burden of proof when alleging retaliation and has defined who is a “supervisor” in sexual harassment cases.

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.

Legal Report

- The U.S. Supreme Court issues rulings to clarify when employees may bring retaliation claims, and a state court rules that a government agency’s monitoring of an employee was excessive.

Confronting the Insider Threat

-  How companies can reduce the insider threat with prescreening, ongoing monitoring, and awareness programs.

Remote Access

- A report on Web security finds that the greater the number of workers allowed to access a network remotely, the greater the chance of a network breach. Read the full report.

Safety

- A hospital did not violate the law when it refused to hire an operating room nurse who was still undergoing treatment for narcotics addiction. The court ruled that the nurse was not qualified to do the job for which he was applying so the ADA did not apply.
 




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