Editor's Note: Viewpoint
07/25/2012 - Anyone familiar with history knows the perils of taking too literally—or perhaps at all—Nietzsche’s concept of the Superman, but recent news about problems with U.S. Secret Service agents offers a lesson in the more mundane pitfalls of thinking there is any such thing as an Übermensch.
SM Online: Workplace Violence
06/27/2012 - A California appeals court has ruled that a company can be held liable for harassing statements made by employees on a blog. Even though the blog was accessed by employees while they were off-duty, the court ruled that once the company learned of the blog, it had a duty to act to stop the harassment.
SM Online: Legal Issues
06/27/2012 - An employee of a privately held company (as opposed to a publicly held company that comes under regulatory authority of the Securities and Exchange Commission) is not covered by the whistleblower protections offered under Sarbanes-Oxley, according to a recent appellate decision. The employee is not protected even if his employer provides services to a public entity that is covered by the act.
Managing: Security Management
06/27/2012 - One company’s painful embezzlement incident can provide lessons for security managers in recognizing and preventing fraud.
Daily Headline : Legal Issues
06/04/2012 - The National Labor Relations Board has issued a memo offering advice to companies on setting up a social media policy.
SM Online: Legal Issues
05/29/2012 - A federal district court has ruled that a company’s attendance policy violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) because it required employees to disclose the nature of their illness when providing documentation for sick leave. Under the company’s policy, a doctor’s note had to include the illness or reason for the sick leave. The court noted that this could require employees to divulge information about a disability, a violation of the ADA.
Hiring \ Employment Issues
05/24/2012 - Learn how your company can craft a program for deterring harassment in the workplace and properly handle claims when they do occur.
Daily Headline : IT Security
05/04/2012 - Facebook usage in the workplace is on the decline as companies implement social media policies, according to a new report released by firm that provides Web content filtering for companies.
Daily Headline : Hiring \ Employment Issues
05/02/2012 - Members of the ASIS CSO Roundtable share insights on finding a mentor and networking as part of the May digital edition.
Daily Headline : Risk Management
05/01/2012 - Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano on Friday announced the creation of the Rick Rescorla National Award for Resilience.
Daily Headline : Web-based Threats
04/11/2012 - Increasingly, employees expect to remain connected to social networking sites while at work. But these sites represent a growing threat in terms of malware, for instance.
Legal Report: Proprietary Information Protection
03/23/2012 - A New Jersey law (formerly A.B. 921) establishes the protection of trade secrets and establishes penalties for violation of the law. The law is a version of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act, adopted by most U.S. states. (New York, North Carolina, Massachusetts, and Texas are the only states that have yet to adopt a similar law.)
Legal Report: Hiring \ Employment Issues
03/23/2012 - A bill (H.R. 2501) introduced by Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) would make it illegal for employers to discriminate against unemployed applicants. The bill would also prohibit advertising a job and indicating that unemployed status is a disqualification.