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No Right to Bear Arms on Employer Property

May 12, 2006
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Weyerhaeuser Co. operated a paper mill in Oklahoma and a policy barred employees from having firearms on company property and in employee parking areas. In October 2002, Weyerhaeuser used search dogs to identify vehicles that might contain drugs and a number of employees admitted having firearms in their vehicles and were subsequently fired.
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Employers Fire Back at Law Making it a Felony to Ban Guns on Company Premises

January 27, 2006
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The NRA says a Florida measure allowing workers to keep loaded firearms in their cars would boost safety, while employers see increased danger, higher security costs and a negative impact on morale. The NRA’s goal is to make the Florida law the model for all other legislation, says Brian Siebel, a senior attorney at the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.
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Proliferation of Camera Phones Calls Up a Wide Range of Risks Relating to the Workplace

May 26, 2005
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Camera phones have created a host of risks for employers, including the loss of trade secrets and employee privacy concerns.
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Preventing Violence An Organizational Self-Assessment

April 28, 2005
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Companies can limit exposure to violence in the workplace by prescreening employees, having a workplace violence policy and a threat response team in place, and building good relationships with outside law enforcement.
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Preventing Violence An Organizational Self-Assessment

April 28, 2005
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Companies can limit exposure to violence in the workplace by prescreening employees, having a workplace violence policy and a threat response team in place, and building good relationships with outside law enforcement.
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A Left Turn For Safety at UPS

February 28, 2005
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Facing high injury rates, UPS departed from 90 years of management tradition and called on workers to help solve the problem.
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Death and Danger Mount for Contractors in Iraq

January 31, 2005
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More than 200 civilians working for U.S. government contractors have died in Iraq since the spring of 2003. Some wonder how many companies will continue sending workers there.
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Tyson’s “Bill of Rights”

January 28, 2005
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A copy of the “team member bill of rights” which the food company has posted in all of its plants around the United States.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> We Have a Longtime Employee with a History of Belligerence. Is It Too Late to Reverse His Behavior

December 17, 2004
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As a new employee with human resources duties incorporated into my finance duties, I am uncertain how to address a long-known situation that has not been handled. An employee of 20 years has a history of being belligerent. In one instance last week, he stated to another member of the management team and to me that he "did not want to have to get into someone’s face in a minute." After that, he stormed out of the office. Most disturbing, the other team member responded that "we’re hoping he retires" soon. I’ve worked for the company for a few months and feel uncomfortable that someone can make threats, while management simply hopes to ride out the time until the employee’s retirement. What’s the best way of addressing this tense situation?
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Domestic Violence No Longer a Private Problem

September 3, 2004
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To save lives, stave off lawsuits and maintain productivity, some employers have decided that domestic violence should be a corporate concern. Several have created awareness and education programs for managers and employees.
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