Content about Law enforcement

May 7, 2012

By a 4-1 vote, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on April 25, 2012, approved a new guidance on criminal background checks.

Consolidating and superseding previous EEOC guidance on criminal background checks, the guidance discourages blanket exclusions of individuals who have been convicted of crimes and encourages the use of individualized assessments of whether an employer’s criminal conduct exclusion is job related and consistent with business necessity.

March 28, 2012

Telling employees where and why cameras are being used in the workplace is the best way to avoid legal problems, according to Lisa Guerin, co-author of "The Essential Guide to Federal Employment Laws" (Society for Human Resource Management/Nolo, 2011).

There is implied consent if an employee continues to work in an area where a camera is visible, said Ginger McCall, director of the open government program at the Electronic Privacy Information Center in Washington, D.C.

May 17, 2011

Stealing merchandise from a home improvement store is not considered a minor crime in Massachusetts, where state police used three K-9 officers and ATVs to chase two suspected shoplifters through the woods on May 15.

October 31, 2010

Beware the employee impersonator....

October 19, 2010

A shoplifting suspect who may have impersonated a Lowe’s employee was arrested on Oct. 13...

September 29, 2010

A Home Depot shopper witnessing a possible shoplifting crime followed the suspect in his car...

May 11, 2008

An FBI investigation of the Gambino crime family has allegedly uncovered phony bar codes...