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Protecting Domestic Violence Victims at Work: What’s Your Responsibility?

Failure to provide adequate security for victims of intimate partner violence can cause employers legal troubles. This checklist provides a range of possible security measures that retail organizations should consider for protecting employees who are the subjects of domestic violence.
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Retailers and Employment Drug Testing: Legal Rulings, Trends, and Budget-Friendly Prevention

Employment drug testing clearly correlates with lower rates of workplace drug use, but not every retailer wants to bear the cost of drug testing or thinks it is a good fit for the company culture. However, health experts suggest that all companies can employ cost-friendly security ideas to keep a lid on workplace drug use.

Time to Dust off Your Virus Outbreak Preparedness Plan?

As a business risk, it’s probably hard for a retailer to think it makes sense to embark on a major pandemic planning initiative given perceived more pressing business issues. Still, security leaders shouldn’t let a lack of attention prevent an annual program review of its readiness. But what might such LP department preparations include?

A Retailer’s Response to Protests Could Impact Its Reputation: An Analysis of Security Mistakes

Retailers are often faced with protests by striking workers or picketing consumers that can lead to potentially damaging publicity. An analysis of security mistakes by retailers provides a number of useful ideas for both corporate and store-level employees for mitigating damaging fallout from protests.

Lessons from a Trial Lawyer on Winning and Losing Negligent Security Lawsuits against Retailers

“When companies have been proactive in security, that is not a case I want to have. I want the path of least resistance.” For him, that means inaction by a company that will indicate to a jury that it disregarded people’s safety. These are the companies that lose security lawsuits.

Workplace Violence Is Broken Down into 4 Categories

OSHA estimates that about 2 million workers report violent workplace incidents each year. The actual number of incidents is thought to be much higher as many events probably do not get reported. Here are some best practices all employers should do to help protect workers.
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How a Safe, Effective Employee Termination Process Can Prevent a Store Tragedy

A job termination is an especially delicate task—one that should follow a specific security game plan every time it happens.

A Million-Dollar Issue: Getting People and Machines to Play Nice in Warehouse Environments

From 2011 to 2017, 614 workers lost their lives in forklift-related incidents and more than 7,000 nonfatal injuries with days away from work occurred every year. Safety leaders have learned through investigations that accidents often occur even when forklift drivers do everything right.

Listen Up: Internet Chatter Can Be Extremely Important

Mindless though most Internet chatter is, paying attention to what is being said online has become critical for retailers today—to protect brands, avert threats, respond to crisis, and improve store operations. Most recently—and dramatically—the imperative was underscored when multiple active shooter plots against retailers were averted after threatening online posts came to light.

Why Reading the Safety Guide is Fundamental to Keeping Stores Accident Free

There are a lot of challenges that American retailers face these days. Among them is one that continues to impact their bottom line—safety-related lawsuits. This is incredibly frustrating because it is completely preventable if only store-level employees would stick to the rules.

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Promoting a culture of honesty requires implementing a strong employee theft policy and internal awareness program.

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