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    Using Background Checks to Hire and Retain Employees

    K. Bryance Metheny

    The ability to hire and retain a competent, responsible workforce distinguishes the great human resources managers from the merely mediocre ones. Retention is highly valued in most successful businesses because hiring on limited information often comes down to more luck than skill, and nobody wants to engage in hiring more often than absolutely necessary.

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    Employment Law Issues in PA's Medical Marijuana Act

    John A. McCreary Jr.

    The Medical Marijuana Act (MMA) puts Pennsylvania among the growing number of states permitting the use of marijuana for prescribed medicinal purposes. The MMA, like all state laws purporting to "legalize" marijuana use, squarely conflicts with federal law, which still considers marijuana to be a Schedule 1 substance under the Controlled Substances Act, with no legitimate medical uses.

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    Data Breaches by Employees
    How to Keep Your Company Out of the Headlines

    Sam Chi

    The more we understand about how data breach incidents originate and propagate, the more likely we are to shift focus from outsider hackers to insider (employee) threats. Insider threats can be malicious, but often they are accidental.

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    Death of DOL Fiduciary Rule May Not Be Imminent

    Jeff Kern

    If one follows the recent onslaught of articles and blogs, Donald Trump's election to the presidency has placed a target squarely on the back of a DOL rule that imposes a fiduciary standard on those who provide investment advice in connection with employer retirement plans and IRAs. Yet reports of the rule's demise may be premature.

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