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Yahoo’s New Parental Leave Policy Raises Some Interesting FMLA Questions
Ann Curry’s Departure from the Today Show Presents a Number of Lessons for Employers
Businessweek Reporter: BigLaw Is "Crash Landing"
[Legal Perspective] When Is It NOT Okay to Delete Your Social Media Account?
D.C. Court Wreaks Havoc on NLRB Pro-Worker Cases
Can You Be Fired for a Tattoo?
President Obama Appoints Three Members to NLRB, but Will They Be Confirmed?
Social Media Law Report - Who Owns Your LinkedIn Account, FTC Guidance on Social Ads, More...
Your Employer Doesn’t Own Your LinkedIn Account, and They Shouldn’t Try To
What You Need to Know About New Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez
Study Reveals Alarming Statistics On Theft and Employee Misuse of Company Data
As Expected, Noel Canning v. NLRB Headed to the Supreme Court
Marijuana in the Workplace
5 Risks of Telecommuting (And How Employers Should Handle Them)
Two Key Elements Every Social Media Policy Should Include
Corporate Law Report: Global HR, Textual Harassment, Working Interviews, and Other Workplace Issues
As Supreme Court Defines “Clothes,” Biggest Impact Will Be on Judiciary’s Deference to DOL
How to Handle Illegal Interview Questions
Corporate Law Report: Workplace Romances, FMLA Changes, California Tax News, and More
Do 'Love Contracts' Ease the Risks of Office Relationships?
The California legislature is busily at work, staying at the forefront with the development of data privacy laws. More than 15 bills related to data privacy concerns are currently making their way through the legislature, and...more
In This Issue: No Rest for the NAD, As it Decides Multiple Mattress Disputes; Fur Sure? Retailers Make Faux Faux Fur Claims; Got Settlement? Muscle Milk Suit Settles for $5.3 Million; TCPA Class Actions Prohibited in New...more
According to a recent NBC News report, Equifax, one of the three largest American credit reporting agencies, has assembled an enormous database containing employment and salary information for more than 190 million U.S....more
Do you use a third party service to conduct background checks on job applicants or employees? If yes, then you should take note of new forms which employers are required to use for this purpose, effective January 1, 2013. ...more
K-Mart, the mega retailer known for its blue light specials, is paying out $3 million to settle a class action suit for alleged background screening violations. The suit was settled in mediation, and if approved, it will...more
As we cautioned in a September post, the FTC is stepping up enforcement actions against mobile app developers for failure to comply with consumer protection principles. This month, the FTC took another major step in that...more
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently signed an amendment to the state’s Social Security Number Protection Law. The amendment — which is designed to strengthen consumer privacy and protect against identify theft — became...more
The Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") recently extended the reach of the Fair Credit Reporting Act ("FCRA") to the mobile industry by means of a consent order, settling its complaint that alleged Respondents Filiquarian...more
In This Issue:
- CFPB Monitor Named to the ABA Journal Annual Blawg 100 List
- Temporary CONGRESS PASSES LEGISLATION TO FIX CFPB PRIVILEGE WAIVER PROBLEM
- CFPB DESCRIBES PLANS FOR COORDINATING WITH STATE...more
Four years ago, New York enacted a Social Security Number Protection Law, N.Y. Gen. Bus. Law, §399-dd, aimed at combating identity theft by requiring employers to better safeguard employee social security numbers in their...more
The Federal Trade Commission announced on August 8, 2012, that it had settled an enforcement action filed against an employment background screening company. The action demonstrates that the FTC still intends to vigorously...more
In what the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) touts as “the first Commission case to address the sale of Internet and social media data in the employment screening context,” Spokeo, an on-line data broker, has agreed to settle...more
In This Issue:
Status Update: Facebook Seeks to Add Children; NLRB Speaks Again on Social Media; The Happiest – and Healthiest? – Place on Earth; NYC Considering Ban on Large, Sugary Drinks; Microsoft’s IE 10 Will...more
Today marks a first for the FTC, which announced a settlement with Spokeo to the tune of $800,000. This is the first case of it's kind, involving the investigation of a web-based search engine by the FTC, resulting in a big...more
So what is a site like Spokeo? A CRA? A data broker? Just a search engine? None of the above? The 9th Circuit is being ask to revive a case alleging that the site is used by employers to conduct background checks, and...more
The deadline for compliance with a key requirement of the Massachusetts Data Security Regulation, 201 CMR 17.00 et seq. (the “Regulation”) is less than a month away. The Regulation requires that by March 1,...more
EPIC and a coalition of privacy, consumer rights, and civil rights organizations filed a statement to the Department of Homeland Security in opposition to the proposed expansion of the employment verification system,...more
Many businesses are still coasting along enjoying the marketing advantages of social media without making sure they have a good compliance program in place. For every company with a Facebook fan page or Twitter account...more
Health and Human Services' (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has sent a strong message about its commitment to enforcement of the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules by announcing two HIPAA Privacy Rule enforcements within one...more
Employees take and misuse company information for a variety of reasons. Some do it because they want to document what they believe to be unlawful conduct. Others do it because they intend to use it in competition with their...more
During the final days of the 2009 – 2010 legislative session, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed Senate Bill 9091 (“SB 909”) into law.2 SB 909 will require additional disclosures by investigative consumer...more
WASHINGTON JOURNAL OF LAW, TECHNOLOGY & ARTS PUBLISHES AUTUMN ISSUE
SEATTLE—Today the University of Washington School of Law published the Autumn 2010 issue of the new Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts, the...more
Every organization in business today is holding personal information about individuals. Whether they are consumers, customers, clients, patients, employees, or business partners, you collect a mass of personal information...more
Information for Texas residential landlords on complying with the Fair Credit Reporting Act when obtaining consumer credit reports
Information for Texas landlords to deal with trespassers and uninvited solicitors...more
More than 30 states have adopted laws limiting how Social Security numbers (“SSNs”) can be collected, used, and disclosed. Six of those states have adopted provisions that specifically require organizations to develop...more
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