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Identifying Threats from Within: Annual Screening of Employees

Identifying Threats from Within: Annual Screening of Employees

Managing a successful business is no easy feat when you factor in risks such as competition, inventory and staffing. What many businesses don’t take into account is the liabilities they may face from current staff who may have been involved in illicit activities outside of work. Employees with inclinations towards activities that violate company policy rely upon the fact that their job will stop looking into their background once they are hired. Annual updates of personnel records that include the same background check you perform upon hiring is something that many companies overlook, but can have a significant positive impact on overall operations.

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Guns: Residents Rights or Managers Rights?

b2ap3_thumbnail_nogunsallowed.jpgThe second amendment is stated in the Bill of Rights as: "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to a security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed". However, in the wake of recent, horrific events like the Cinemark shooting in the Colorado and the elementary school shooting in Connecticut, the 2nd amendment has been debated as either necessary or outdated. With more than 6 million people in the United States estimated to have "right to carry" permits, this issue is on the minds of the entire nation. The 4th amendment (giving Americans the right against search and seizure) is listed as so in the Bill of Rights. "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, house, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized". While a man's home is his castle, a property owner has the right to have - or not have - control of his private property.  He may have three television sets, a Rolex watch and a strict policy against pets, cigarettes or guns because it is his property. As long as he is not discriminating, he may decide to not allow guns on it. Although the law does allow people to acquire a permit to carry a concealed w......
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