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The Employment Law Authority - October/November 2014

In This Issue: - Employee Benefits. Recent IRS letter reminds employers about issues associated with offering “free” parking - State Round-Up. Learn about the latest employment law news in your state -...more

Privacy Tuesday – November 2014 – Five Things to Start Your Week

Welcome to Privacy Tuesday – here are five privacy & security bits and bytes to start your week: 1) California AG’s Data Breach Report: Who Is Handling Your Patients’ Confidential Health Information? - The...more

Whistleblowers Must Have Independent Knowledge to Actually Blow the Whistle

To bring a valid qui tam action and overcome the so-called “public disclosure bar” under the False Claims Act (“FCA”), a whistleblower must have direct knowledge of the alleged fraudulent activity, independent of already...more

Social Media Policy: It’s Only As Effective as the Social Media Training That Goes With It

With the rise of the internet and mobile technology, people are broadcasting their opinions and beliefs on social media sites. Twitter was established as an outlet for self expression… of the fewer-than-...more

Ignore Social Media at Your Own Risk

There’s no question that the advent of social media has changed the way we communicate. However, the use of social media raises a number of legal issues and potential liabilities of which every organization should be...more

Labor Letter, August 2013: NLRB Taking Close Look At Photography Policies

In February of 2009, a Wisconsin medical center fired several nurses after they electronically posted patient x-rays to their Facebook page, revealing the presence of a potentially embarrassing foreign object. As a result,...more

Bring Your Own Device Programs and Health Care: Too Risky to Work? - Scripts - News for the Health Care Community

Recent workplace surveys report that as many as 87% of employees use personal electronic devices for work, raising compliance, data loss, and security risks for their employers. As a result, designing a workable...more

Personal Smartphones: A Ticking HIPAA/HITECH Time Bomb?

In this brave new world of health information privacy, many industry experts and healthcare organizations have emphasized the need to secure portable electronic devices such as laptops, issued to employees. But a recently...more

Cyberattacks a mounting challenge for employers

In a recent panel discussion, one of the speakers was a so-called "ethical hacker" - a hacker-turned-protector of employers' confidential information. As someone at the forefront of cyberattacks, the ethical hacker's opinion...more

Dynamic Year Expected in Labor and Employment Law

President Obama's re-election, a newly active NLRB, and important decisions pending before the Supreme Court promise to make 2013 an interesting year in labor and employment law – domestically and internationally. Here is a...more

Labor & Employment E-Note - January 2013

In This Issue: - NLRB Protects Workers' Rights to Post About Job on Facebook - 6 States Ban Companies from Asking for Social Media Passwords - Health Law Requires Employers to Offer Family Care to All - Fiscal...more

Corporate Law Report: Cybersecurity, CEO Social Media, New Workplace Laws, Healthcare Reform in 2013 [Video]

Our first Corporate Law Report of the new year offers executives and in-house counsel a look at some of the key stories we are following right now: What to do about Cybersecurity; how to handle social media from the...more

Minnesota House Commerce Committee Chair Announces 2013 Priorities

House Commerce Committee Chair Designate Joe Atkins has announced his top ten committee topics for the 2013 legislative session. Leading the list, not surprisingly, is health insurance exchange legislation. Passage of HIE...more

Patient Concerns Make Social Media Even Trickier for Healthcare Employers

By now, everyone is probably familiar with Dawnmarie Souza's dispute with American Medical Response, where the National Labor Relations Board sided with an emergency medical technician's right to bad-mouth her supervisor on...more

Social Media, Health Care Privacy and Your Employees: 7 Tips to Avoid HIPAA Violations and Employee Claims (Presentation)

Welcome - Many healthcare providers are establishing and managing their own social networking activities for patient communications and, increasingly, marketing. - The intent of this webinar is to discuss issues...more

You Can't Say That! The Danger of Overbroad Social Media Policies

Social media use is exploding and the prevailing attitude of users seems to be “post now, think later.” In this climate, employers undoubtedly should develop and implement policies to protect their reputation and brand in the...more

Employment Law Commentary - November 2010

In This Issue: Influenza and Pandemic Preparation: A Legal Perspective By Miriam Wugmeister and Shai Kalansky As we approach influenza season, it is a good time for organizations to review the state of their...more

Shorts on Long Term Care - May 2010

In This Issue: Audits and Breaches and Fines, Oh My! — Part I By Elizabeth Johnson It’s time to make sure your HIPAA privacy and security compliance program has a heart Have you ever had that nagging feeling that you...more

Social Media: A Blessing or a Curse for Providers?

Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube…use of social media is growing by leaps and bounds. You can’t go a day without hearing about social media, whether it’s on the television or in a magazine or you are actively using social...more

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