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European Labour & Employment Update - March 2017

by Jones Day on

New rules have come into force concerning employees' rights to disconnect from digital devices outside normal working time. From 1 January 2017, all relevant employers must negotiate on the employees' right to have periods...more

Financial Services Weekly News - January 2017

by Goodwin on

Editor's Note - In This Issue. The NYDFS revised its proposed cybersecurity regulations, the FDIC sought comment on its new de novo bank deposit insurance handbook, federal banking agencies finalized streamlined call...more

Emerging Trends Newsletter - Q3

by Stinson Leonard Street on

We are thrilled to bring you the third installment of Stinson Leonard Street's Emerging Trends newsletter. We are proud of the depth and breadth of experience and knowledge across our firm's 13 offices nationwide and are...more

Waves of Guidance and Benefit Plan Developments Worth Watching

by Winstead PC on

Notices on Second Round of Privacy and Security Audits are Out, Expat Plans, OON Surgery Center Billing Issues, and New Nondiscrimination Rules for Federal Contractors, New ERISA Civil Monetary Penalties, COBRA Notices and...more

Pennsylvania Transit sued for Fair Credit Reporting Act violation

Last week, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) was hit with a class action alleging violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) for not sufficiently notifying job applicants of its use of...more

ICYMI: Financial Services Risk Summit

by BakerHostetler on

On March 3, 2016, the BakerHostetler Financial Services industry team held its inaugural Financial Services Risk Summit. The speakers and panels addressed several key areas affecting the financial services sector: regulatory...more

Recent CFPB Enforcement Actions Focus on Data Security and Discriminatory Lending

by Baker Donelson on

In the past two months, consent orders were reached in two high profile enforcement actions. In February 2016, a consent order came out between the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Department of Justice (DOJ) and...more

UK Employment Law Forthcoming Attractions in 2016

by McDermott Will & Emery on

January - DATA PROTECTION: NEW EUROPEAN REGULATION - After four years of negotiation and lobbying, the new European General Data Protection Regulation has now been finalised. The Regulation will govern...more

Cybersecurity & Other Risks: OCC Outlines Key Examination Areas for 2016

by Reed Smith on

On December 16, 2015, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) issued its semiannual risk assessments for federally chartered financial institutions (the “OCC Report”). According to the Comptroller: “Strategic,...more

CFPB Bulletins 2011-2015

by Reed Smith on

As an early “holiday gift,” to help you more easily search for a particular piece of guidance from the CFPB, we’ve put together two CFPB guidance documents for your review. The first is a compilation of all nine issues of the...more

Background check companies to pay $13 million for FCRA violations

General Information Services (GIS) and e-Background-checks.com Inc. (e-Background) agreed to pay $13 million in restitution and fines to settle their violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) charged by the Consumer...more

That is SO last week - October 2015

by Zelle LLP on

Last week saw a lot of media coverage about “Yelp for People.” The app, called Peeple, allows users to rate friends, co-workers, and romantic partners based on a five-star rating system. Recruiters could review the ratings...more

Financial Services Report, Fall 2015

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

BELTWAY - Straight Out of the Seventh Circuit The Seventh Circuit recently affirmed a lower court’s ruling that the SEC cannot be sued in district court to stop it from bringing an administrative action. Bebo v. SEC, No....more

N.D. Cal. Judge Puts a Check on Plaintiff’s Novel LinkedIn Background Check Theory Under FCRA

The federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) has recently spawned an unprecedented number of class action complaints against employers for allegedly failing to comply with FCRA’s hyper-technical disclosure and consent...more

NYC Jumps on Band Wagon Limiting Employer Use of Credit History in Making Employment Decisions

by Moore & Van Allen PLLC on

One of the earliest U.S. privacy laws applicable to private entities was the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), enacted in 1970. The FCRA placed substantial requirements on the use of background checks and credit information...more

Take Care in Using Consumer Data to Drive Dynamic Pricing of E-Commerce

by BakerHostetler on

Dynamic pricing is the practice of offering different prices to consumers based on various factors designed to maximize sales and profits, which may include the retailer’s perception of the willingness of a particular...more

Five Ways the EEOC Proposed Wellness Regulations Would Change Workplace Health Initiatives

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) generally prohibits employers from requiring current employees to submit to medical examinations or medical inquiries unless the exam or inquiry is “job-related and consistent with...more

Connecticut Broadens Exemptions to Law Limiting Credit Checks

Connecticut has added mortgage brokers, lenders, and servicing companies to the list of “financial institutions” exempted under the state’s existing law limiting credit checks for purposes of employment. The amendment, which...more

Employment Law Commentary -- Volume 25, Issue 10 -- October 2013: California Legislative Update – It’s That Time of Year Again

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

While the federal government ground to a halt, the California Governor and Legislature have been busy voting on and signing a flurry of new legislation at the end of this year’s legislative session. The following is a survey...more

Burr Alert: Top 10 Bank Hidden Employment Issues

by Burr & Forman on

Demographic market concentration trends, regulatory changes, and business condition developments raise legal issues your bank's lawyer may not be aware of; here are my top ten: 10. Reconsider arbitration policy...more

Proposed New York City Bill Would Ban Credit Checks from Hiring Process

On April 11, 2013, the New York City Council’s Committee on Civil Rights debated a proposed bill that would ban employers from using credit checks to evaluate prospective employees. The proposed bill, called the Stop Credit...more

President Obama Signs Executive Order on Cybersecurity

As announced during the 2013 State of the Union Address, President Obama recently signed an Executive Order on cybersecurity. The primary goals of the Executive Order are to (a) improve communication between private companies...more

President Obama's Executive Order: "Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity"

by JD Supra Perspectives on

Full text copy of President Obama's executive order calling for greater protections against cybersecurity risks, as mentioned in his Feb 12, 2013, State of the Union address. The order is meant to bring more security and...more

French Employment News – What You Missed During the Summer

by K&L Gates LLP on

New Legislation - Compensation & Benefits – Modification of the tax regime for severance amounts paid as of September 1, 2012 Article 30 of the public finance act (modifying the 2012 budget) substantially reduced...more

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