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US Companies Doing Business in the EU or Impacting EU Individuals Must Comply with the EU GDPR by May 25, 2018

by FordHarrison on

Companies with people in the EU or doing business in the EU need to be thinking about the EU’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and whether the regulations apply to them. In approximately two months, the EU’s GDPR...more

Workplace Rules! Esports Grows up and Goes to Work

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

This week, the Washington Post reported that a professional sports team in Dallas had released one of its star players for committing multiple violations of the league’s player conduct rules, specifically its rules...more

Not So Fast! HIPAA (Surprisingly) Doesn’t Apply To THAT!

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

Many employers who have had it drilled into them that HIPAA applies to protected health information (PHI) of employees are often surprised to learn that the applicability of HIPAA to employee health information (EHI) is...more

Employers Relying On H-4 Dependent Spouse Visas Better Move Fast as April 1 Lottery Looms

by Akerman LLP - HR Defense on

Proposed changes to the rule authorizing employment for H-4 status holders could spell an increase in H-1B petitions this upcoming fiscal year, and ultimately, increased sponsorship costs for employers. ...more

Collection of Biometric Data Raises Privacy Concerns for Employees and Compliance Issues for Employers

by Fisher Phillips on

Many of us have become comfortable with the convenience of logging into our laptops or smartphones using a fingerprint scan in lieu of remembering yet another password. We are familiar with television and movie portrayals of...more

Recycling Business Phones: Not Always Great For Your Environment

by Husch Blackwell LLP on

Recently, I counseled an employer regarding the termination of a high level HR employee. The termination wasn’t fun but the company’s termination process was followed. Unfortunately, that was the problem. The employer...more

About face: court finds biometric information creates unique privacy rights

Just two months after an Illinois appellate court dismissed a similar complaint alleging a violation of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), a California federal court found that a claim asserted under BIPA...more

GDPR Compliance: 10 Tips for Employers

by Dechert LLP on

An immense volume of personal data (or personally identifiable information) is proliferating and flowing throughout the world. Personal data is an incredibly valuable asset to companies but data protection and privacy laws...more

Gavel to Gavel: Data security starts before hiring

by GableGotwals on

Almost daily, we learn that yet another corporation has suffered a major data security breach, potentially exposing the private information of millions of people. However, it’s not always faceless, faraway hackers who are...more

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): action plan for pension scheme trustees - (revised March 2018)

by Hogan Lovells on

The European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will apply directly in the UK from 25 May 2018, and will make some fundamental changes to the current requirements surrounding data protection. Key areas of change...more

Combatting Corporate Espionage In The Digital Age

by Fisher Phillips on

In the modern age of relatively cheap and ever-evolving technology, corporate espionage is a real threat that could be perpetrated by any employee or other insider at any time. The term “corporate espionage” covers many...more

Employers Get Ready: GDPR Implications in the Employment Law Arena

by Baker Donelson on

If you manage employees or regularly practice or advise in the area of employment law, you know one of the primary rules in the playbook: document, document, document. In the employment-law world, we regularly rely on data...more

Business Litigation Report - February 2018

Defining Sexual Harassment: The State of the Law - Litigation involving sexual harassment, in a variety of forms, emerged as a recurring headline in 2017 and shows no sign of slowing in 2018. The increase in...more

Health Alert (Australia) 5 March 2018

by DLA Piper on

In This Issue: - Judgments; Legislation; and Reports. - Excerpts from Judgments: 1 March 2018 - Holcombe v Hunt [2018] VSC 55 - JUDICIAL REVIEW AND APPEALS – Appeal from refusal to extend limitation period – Claim...more

Is Payday The New Groundhog Day? What Bill Murray Can Teach Employers About New Pay Apps

by Fisher Phillips on

Most are familiar with Bill Murray’s classic comedy, “Groundhog Day,” in which egotistical weatherman Phil Connors repeatedly re-lives the date of February 2, 1993. At first, Connors relishes replicating the same events each...more

Do Google, Amazon, and Apple Support Male Guardianship Laws?

by Atma Global on

In recent weeks, Google, Amazon, and Apple announced plans to launch technology partnerships in Saudi Arabia. Tech firms have already come under scrutiny for alleged gender pay discrimination, as well as for fostering work...more

USCIS Publishes Policy Memorandum on H-1B Third-Party Worksite Requirements

by Littler on

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has published a memorandum establishing its policy relating to H-1B petitions filed for employees who will be working at one or more third-party worksites. ...more

Employers Beware: Uptick in Privacy Litigation for Collection of Biometric Data

by McGuireWoods LLP on

The increasingly popular use of biometric authentication technology by employers as a means of tracking employee data, including for timekeeping purposes, can create liability. Biometric data generally consists of an...more

Uber Learns Trade Secret Law the Hard Way in Settlement with Waymo over Self-Driving Car Technology

In the middle of trial with Google’s self-driving car company, Waymo, Uber settled the trade secret litigation brought by Google. Uber will turn over 0.34% of its equity, which has been estimated at $245 million dollars in...more

Time to Prepare H-1B Petitions

by Sherman & Howard L.L.C. on

To seek H-1B “professional” work authorization for foreign recruits during 2018 employers should start now to get their preliminary Labor Condition Applications filed with the U.S. Department of Labor. Preparations must then...more

Employers Take Note: Tax Season Phishing Scams on the Rise

by Fisher Phillips on

It is tax season once again, and with it comes an increased threat of phishing scams targeting human resources and payroll personnel. In 2016, the IRS alerted employers to a then-emerging email phishing scheme in which...more

Employee Social Media and Employee Discipline – Caution

by Ruder Ware on

A number of companies have adopted social media policies that address the types of things employees can post on social media even if it is the employee’s private social media page. While companies have the right to protect...more

Multiple Artificial Intelligence Bills Introduced in House and Senate

Over the last two months, the United States legislature has introduced three new bills intended to establish a Federal Advisory Committee on the rapidly-evolving field of artificial intelligence (AI) and to analyze and report...more

Can Your Business be Liable for an Employee’s Intentional Data Leak?

by Revision Legal on

Many businesses are acutely aware of the dangers of a data leak that can result from the breaching of networks, computer hacks, malware, and computer espionage. These cyber threats are external threats, but businesses must...more

Labor & Employment Newsletter - February 2018

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

There is no denying that technology—hardware and software—has greatly enhanced the workplace. But with this digital technology revolution come new risks of improper disclosure, lost data, exposure of trade secrets, potential...more

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