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Site Map - The Workplace

Social Networking Security

- 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.

Trade Secrets

- 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.)

Employment

- 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.

False Imprisonment

- A man whose coworkers locked him in a lavatory for approximately 25 minutes may not pursue his false imprisonment case against his employer. The man was locked inside the lavatory on a ship during a corporate event by his coworkers as a prank. A jury found that the man’s confinement was “brief or fleeting” and did not rise to the level of false imprisonment.

Privacy

- A state supreme court has ruled that an employee may pursue her invasion of privacy claim against her employer after she discovered a video camera in the company bathroom. The employer, who had placed the camera there in an attempt to document wrongdoing, argued that there was no invasion of privacy because the camera was not working.

Create an Anti-Fraud Corps

- Drum fraud out of your ranks with a top-notch anti-fraud corps to spearhead investigations.

Suicidal Mass Murderers: A Criminological Study of Why They Kill

- The authors first note that preventing workplace and school-based violence starts with the understanding that no one can predict violence; rather, the goal is to assess dangerousness based on observations and reports of a person’s behavior.

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.

Workplace Violence

- A California court has ruled that a company can rely on hearsay evidence in pursuing a restraining order against a potentially violent visitor.

Warning of Workplace Violence

- One company devised a customized workplace-violence prevention program that includes security emergency pull stations, voice verification, and employee training.

Legal Report

- Courts consider cases on workplace violence, employment issues, excessive force, and privacy.

Digital Assassination: Protecting Your Reputation, Brand, or Business Against Online Attacks

- The book familiarizes readers with terms such as “silent slashes,” “evil clones,” and “jihad by proxy” as the authors describe the “seven swords of digital assassination” that damage entities’ reputations.

Companies Can Use Social Media to Predict Potential Threats

- Data pulled from open sources, like forums and social media profiles can go a long way to protecting a company’s personnel and assets.
 




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