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Lessons for Employers from a Recent ALJ Decision Narrowing the DOL’s Requests for Employees’ Contact Information

by Vedder Price on

When a government agency requests the contact information for a company’s employees, whether by subpoena, CID or otherwise, its knee-jerk reaction may be to produce the data without a second thought. After all, failing to...more

Privacy Training Requirements for Federal Contractors

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Under a final rule issued by the Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), effective January 19, 2017, federal government contractors must...more

"New York Requires Contractors to Disclose Employee Salary Data"

In January 2017, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued Executive Order 162 (the order) requiring state contractors to disclose the salary paid to employees who work on the contract. The order attempts to address disparity in pay...more

Are Your Federal Contractor Employees Required To Have Privacy Training?

The Federal Acquisition Regulations were recently updated to include a requirement that certain federal contractors provide privacy training to some of their employees. The training obligation does not apply to all employees...more

New Privacy Training Requirement for Certain Federal Government Contractor Employees

by Littler on

Federal government contractors are now required to provide annual privacy training for employees who (1) have access to a system of records, (2) handle personally identifiable information (PII), or (3) design, develop,...more

5 FAQs on the New Federal Contractor Privacy Training Requirement

Federal government contractors must comply with new privacy training procedures as a result of a final rule issued by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and...more

The Risks and Implications of Failing to Comply with U.S. Government Cyber and IT Requirements

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

This article summarizes some of the many risks and implications that are associated with failing to comply with U.S. government-unique cyber and information technology requirements. We are often asked by small and...more

Federal Contractors Must Provide Privacy Training - Follow The 5-Step Plan To Ensure Compliance

by Fisher Phillips on

Effective immediately, federal contractors will need to comply with privacy training rules intended to ensure that their workforces protect personally identifiable information. As of January 19, 2017, federal contractors will...more

The Department Of Homeland Security Proposes New Rules Affecting Federal Government Contractors

This week, the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) issued three proposed rules expanding data security and privacy requirements for contractors and subcontractors. The proposed rules build upon other recent efforts by...more

The FAR Council Wishes Contractors a Happy New ‘Privacy Training’

by Bass, Berry & Sims PLC on

The FAR Council issued a final rule on December 20, 2016, amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to add FAR Subpart 24.3, requiring privacy training for all contractor employees who (1) access a system of records;...more

Insider Threat Programs – A New Challenge for Cleared Contractor

On May 18, 2016, the Department of Defense issued Conforming Change 2 of the “National Industrial Security Operating Manual” (“NISPOM”). NISPOM Change 2 requires all U.S. government contractors who require access to U.S....more

Hot Topics in Employment Law Seminar

by Miles & Stockbridge P.C. on

On March 4, 2016, the Miles & Stockbridge Labor, Employment, Benefits & Immigration group presented its fourteenth annual Hot Topics in Employment Law seminar to an audience of over three hundred clients and members of the...more

OFCCP Launches Class Member Locator Website, Disclosing Conciliation Agreements

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Today, the Office of Federal Contract and Compliance Programs (OFCCP), launched its “Class Member Locator,” a website designed to help the agency “identify protected class members” that may have been affected by illegal...more

OPM update: OPM hit with another class action suit—this one filed by a Judge

Ho hum. Another class action filed against OPM for its massive data breach. The interesting fact here? The suit’s named plaintiff is a Judge with the Social Security Administration. On Friday, August 7, Social Security...more

Government Contracts Quarterly Update - January 2015

by BakerHostetler on

The Government Contracts Quarterly Update is published by BakerHostetler’s Government Contracts Practice team to inform our clients and friends of the latest developments in federal government contracting. Topics in...more

Mandatory Privacy Training Rule for Federal Contractors Expected Soon

by Mintz Levin on

A rule to require federal contactors handling personally identifiable information to train their employees in safeguarding the information is close to release. Under the anticipated rule, contractor employees will have to...more

Government Contracts Quarterly Update - February 2014

by BakerHostetler on

The Government Contracts Quarterly Update is published by BakerHostetler's government contracts practice group to inform our clients of the latest developments in federal government contracting. This update covers the...more

Legal Advisor Newsletter - First Quarter 2014

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

In this issue: - Are You Ready for the Cybersecurity Boom? - Size Appeal of Mali, Inc., SBA No. SIZ-5506 (2013) - Be A Resolved Employer in 2014 - 2014: Year of the WOSB - Excerpt from...more

The Employment Law Authority - July/August 2013

In This Issue: - Supreme Court Issues Two Key Title VII Rulings - Ogletree Deakins Launches New Fall Seminar - Are Your HIPAA Privacy Policies Up To Date - OFCCP Clarifies Damages For Victims Of Bias - The...more

Unauthorized Access of President Obama's Student Loan Data Ends in Computer Fraud Conviction

by Nick Akerman on

The proof at trial was wholly circumstantial, but, as the court found, was sufficient for the jury to convict. As the court explained, “the government introduced evidence establishing that on August 27, 2008, Teague's...more

Final US ITAR Rule on Dual and Third Country Nationals Raises New Challenges

by John Boscariol on

Today, the U.S. State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) published in the Federal Register the final rule containing its long-awaited amendments to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations...more

Supreme Court: Public Employers May Ask Comprehensive Background Questions Of Employees

by Fisher Phillips on

Court ducks Constitutional privacy issue In a rare unanimous decision, the Supreme Court held on January 19, 2011 that NASA's background inquiries of its contract employees regarding drug treatment or counseling and other...more

NASA v. Nelson

Opinion of the United States Supreme Court

Supreme Court Affirms Right to Informational Privacy, But Says Privacy Act Safeguards Sufficient for NASA Records The Supreme Court has issued a decision in NASA v. Nelson, a case brought by NASA scientists who argued that...more

Government Contractors Will Have To Use E-Verify Program.

E-Verify Shall Be Mandatory for Federal Contractors. Effective January 15th, 2009, all Federal Contractors must enroll in E-Verify if and when they are awarded a federal contract or subcontract that requires participation...more

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