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eBenefits Alert: Enforcement Delay Announced for HPID Nov. 5 Deadline

On Oct. 31, 2014, the Office of e-Health Standards and Services, which is charged with HIPAA compliance, announced an enforcement delay to the regulations requiring the use of the Health Plan Identifiers (HPIDs) in HIPAA...more

11/4/2014 - Affordable Care Act Covered Entities Delays HIPAA HPID

IRS Provides Two New Status Changes for Cafeteria Plans

On Sept.18, 2014, the IRS issued Notice 2014-55, which creates two new situations where a plan participant may revoke an election for healthcare benefits under § 125 cafeteria plans. Until the regulations are modified,...more

10/9/2014

Week in Review - November 1, 2013

In the last few years, driving safety initiatives have focused on the dangers of texting while driving. With the rapid evolution of technology, however, new dangers seem to be emerging all the time. Someone received a...more

11/4/2013 - Distracted Driving Facebook Fraud Google Social Media Twitter

Week in Review - October 24, 2013

The internet can be an invaluable work tool, providing ready access to information and resources essential to getting a job done. The internet can, however, also be a huge distraction, cutting into productivity both at and...more

10/25/2013 - Cybersecurity Data Protection EU Facebook Internet Mobile Apps Police Social Media Policy Students

Week in Review - October 17, 2013

This week, as we celebrated National Boss Day, many people reflected on their relationship with their boss. Technology can sometimes challenge this relationship, for example, when employees have bosses that love email and...more

10/18/2013 - Mobile Apps Technology

Week in Review - October 10, 2013

New federal and state laws are continuing to impact our relationship with technology and online resources. This was recently illustrated by the roll out of web-based health insurance exchanges under the federal Patient...more

10/11/2013 - Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Exchanges Healthcare Minors Mobile Apps Personally Identifiable Information Right to Delete Technology

Week in Review - October 4, 2013

This week the government shutdown dominated the news. Many people were told not to come to work, national parks, monuments, and recreational areas were closed, and access to some government services was limited or eliminated...more

10/4/2013 - Facebook Government Shutdown Social Media Twitter

Week in Review - September 27, 2013

This week, everyone seemed to have an opinion about Apple’s new iOS 7 software for iPhones – whether they loved its new features or were frustrated that it took too long for data to download. While many people were absorbed...more

9/27/2013 - Apple Internet iPhone Mobile Apps SCOTUS Social Media Technology

Week in Review - September 20, 2013

It is so easy to press that “like” button on a Facebook post by your best friend, your coworker, or your favorite company. In that quick second, it is unlikely that a person could contemplate all the potential legal and...more

9/23/2013 - Facebook First Amendment Free Speech Social Media Policy Termination

Week in Review - September 12, 2013

This week, people around the world remembered the anniversary of 9/11, and President Obama continued to contemplate actions against Syria. Even passive users who may not read the newspaper experienced these events through...more

9/13/2013 - Class Action FTC Google iPhone Middle East NSA Privacy Policy Verizon Yahoo!

Week in Review - September 5, 2013

This week, Labor Day and National Payroll Week served as good reminders that our post-recession economy is different and the way people work within it is also different. Although the number of jobs has grown, part-time work...more

9/6/2013 - FTC Full-Time Employees Job Offers Part-Time Employees Social Media Policy Wage and Hour

Week in Review - August 29, 2013

On Wednesday, crowds converged on the Lincoln Memorial and at other venues around the country and around the world to commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Dream” speech, made during the 1963 March on Washington. In the...more

8/30/2013 - Mobile Apps Technology

Week in Review - August 22, 2013

Not too long ago a discussion about face recognition technology sounded like something straight out of a futuristic spy thriller. Today, such technology is well into development. The Department of Homeland Security is testing...more

8/23/2013 - Facial Recognition Technology Mobile Apps Technology

Week in Review - August 8, 2013

Attorneys often counsel and represent clients as they deal with the consequences of their online misdeeds. This week, for example, a fired employee sued his former employer, claiming that his co-workers shocked him with a...more

8/9/2013 - CEOs Data Breach Discipline Email Employer Liability Issues Social Media Travel Video Recordings YouTube

Week in Review - August 1, 2013

Some people spend more time with their smartphones than with their friends. This attachment to technology has a number of implications, and not just for a person’s social life. This week the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals...more

8/2/2013 - Fourth Amendment GPS Mobile Devices Smartphones Technology Telecommunications Warrantless Searches Warrantless Tracking

Week in Review - July 24, 2013

As clearly evidenced by the flood of social media attention paid to the birth of the United Kingdom's royal baby this week, technology not only disseminates information faster but also makes it hard to avoid. ...more

7/26/2013 - Internet Mobile Apps Mobile Devices Social Media

Week in Review - July 18, 2013

As Edward Snowden continues to seek asylum, privacy issues remain center stage in the world of technology. Universities are rethinking their network security as they face cyberattacks from around the world. The University of...more

7/19/2013 - Cyber Attacks Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Breach Plans Data Protection Edward Snowden Hackers Right to Privacy Universities Yahoo!

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