Hundreds of new Tennessee laws went into effect on July 1, 2015. The following is a summary and link to several new laws which can affect Tennessee businesses.
SB 1058 – Wrongful discharge for firearms and...more
Recently, there has been a spike in felons filing fraudulent income tax returns seeking refunds. The identity thief merely acquires a taxpayer’s name, address and Social Security Number, and files a return with a different...more
In 2014, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s computer system was hacked, resulting in the disclosure of sensitive personal information of current and former employees, including names, addresses, birthdates, social...more
Responding to the recently disclosed Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) data breach, congressional leaders are demanding answers from the agency regarding its handling of confidential tax information. Senate Finance Committee...more
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, news of a major data breach, estimated to have affected 100,000 U.S. households’ tax returns. The data was wrongfully obtained from an IRS application...more
With all of the data breach issues in the news, we thought that this decision might be of interest to you. The Connecticut Supreme Court today affirmed a lower court ruling denying coverage to IBM for more than $6 million in...more
We have previously updated you on Tennessee's new "non-retaliation for the lawful possession of a firearm" law which will go into effect on July 1, 2015.
However, now that the State Legislature has wrapped up its 2015...more
In an effort to combat growing concerns of identity left, President Obama signed into law last week a bill that will require the removal of Social Security Numbers (SSNs) from all Medicare beneficiary cards. The change, which...more
As more and more workers acquire temporary legal status in the U.S. and receive new work authorization, employers will be faced with the following common scenario.
An employee has recently legalized their status and...more
The FCC has been warning communications companies for months that protecting consumer privacy and information security is a top priority, and the recent announcement of a $25 million settlement with AT&T over its alleged...more
In Yeager v. FirstEnergy Generation Corp., the Sixth Circuit recently affirmed the Northern District of Ohio’s judgment dismissing Yeager’s complaint under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12 (b)(6) for failure to state a...more
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act requires employers in some situations to accommodate employees’ and applicants’ religious beliefs and practices by varying policies and procedures of general applicability. However, as...more
Many employers are convinced that the law requires them to accommodate almost every religious belief that an applicant or employee may have. The law actually does not go quite that far. In fact, one federal court of appeals...more
You are most likely aware of the recent news stories about the growing problem of identity theft in the tax area. The identity theft is usually only discovered when a person goes to file their return and discovers that a tax...more
Gloria Ibarra-Hernandez, a native and citizen of Mexico, sought review of a final order of removal from the United States after the Board of Immigration Appeals (the “Board”) held that she was ineligible for cancellation of...more
In November 2014, the French Data Protection Authority (“CNIL”) issued a new “compliance pack” for the insurance sector, following consultations with trade associations. Written by Carol Umhoefer and Mathilde Hallé...more
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Five Golden Rules…….(well, five new privacy laws/requirements)
There are five significant new privacy laws/amendments that will be effective as of New Year’s Day — January 1, 2015 — and...more
Entities that own, license or maintain personally identifiable information on California residents beware – on January 1, 2015, an amendment to California’s privacy and breach law goes into effect that may have a significant...more
On September 30, 2014, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law AB 1710, a bill which expands California’s existing data breach laws. As we discuss in further detail below, the new laws introduce substantive...more
California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law on September 30, three amendments to California's privacy laws of which every business must be aware. The amendments to the Civil Code (i) significantly broaden the scope of...more
Not to be outdone by Florida, California has yet again amended its breach law and again in groundbreaking (yet confusing) fashion. On September 30, 2014, California Governor Brown signed into law a bill (“AB 1710”) that...more
Continuing the trend of changes in state breach notification and related laws, Cal. A.B. 1710 amends California's breach notification, security procedures, and Social Security number (SSN) laws in the wake of significant data...more
California added new provisions to its data breach law on October 1 by signing Bill AB 1710 into law. The amendment to California’s Civil Code (1) requires entities that experience a data breach to provide identity theft...more
Nearly every day there’s another news story about another company suffering a data breach, either as a result of a lost or stolen device or because the company was hacked. Talk to any number of knowledgeable attorneys skilled...more
Can you refuse to hire an authorized worker – even a U.S. citizen – because once upon a time he used a false Social Security number? In Guerrero v. California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation, No. C 13-05671 WHA...more
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