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How Employers Can Become Experts at Data Breaches: Blowing the whistle

by Bryan Cave on

A large portion of the data breaches that occur each year involve human resource related information. Bryan Cave has put together a multi-part series to help human resource managers understand, prepare for, and react to, a...more

How Employers Can Become Experts at Data Breaches: ID theft services

by Bryan Cave on

A large portion of the data breaches that occur each year involve human resource related information. Bryan Cave has put together a multi-part series to help human resource managers understand, prepare for, and react to, a...more

How Employers Can Become Experts at Data Breaches: HR service providers

by Bryan Cave on

A large portion of the data breaches that occur each year involve human resource related issues. This includes situations in which HR data was lost, employees were inadvertently responsible for the loss of information about...more

How Employers Can Become Experts at Data Breaches: Talking about security with employees

by Bryan Cave on

A large portion of the data breaches that occur each year involve human resource related issues. This includes situations in which HR data was lost, employees were inadvertently responsible for the loss of information about...more

New Jersey Update: What Phil Murphy’s Election Could Mean for Employers and Employees

Yesterday, Democrat Phil Murphy won the race for New Jersey governor, easily defeating Republican Kim Guadagno. Democrats also retained their majorities in both the state Senate and Assembly....more

Workplace romances: Do they ‘Suit’ your company?

by FordHarrison on

Workplace romances, especially between persons at different levels in a company, can lead to HR nightmares. Notably, some polls reflect that more than 80% of employees have been involved in, or know about co-workers who have...more

How Employers Can Become Experts at Data Breaches: Incident Response Plans

by Bryan Cave on

A large portion of the data breaches that occur each year involve human resource related issues. This includes situations in which HR data was lost, employees were inadvertently responsible for the loss of information about...more

HR and Compliance: Working Together to Hire Ethical Employees

by Michael Volkov on

Human resources and compliance professionals share many common objectives and interests. They need to coordinate and operationalize their joint interests in a variety of ways....more

Don’t Make a Habit of it, but Sometimes, Ignorance IS Bliss

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

As a general rule, of course, Human Resources Departments and company management want to be – and should be – well-informed about issues in the workplace, including employees unhappy enough to have raised claims of...more

Should You Hoard Records If Benefit Claims Live Forever?

by Miles & Stockbridge P.C. on

Human-resource professionals are a notoriously organized and efficient bunch. So it’s no surprise that we are often asked, “How long should I keep benefit plan records?” There’s no simple answer, unfortunately, and a...more

How Employers Can Become Experts at Data Breaches: What is a WISP?

by Bryan Cave on

A large portion of the data breaches that occur each year involve human resource related issues. This includes situations in which HR data was lost, employees were inadvertently responsible for the loss of information about...more

How Employers Can Become Experts at Data Breaches: Breaches involving employee health information

by Bryan Cave on

A large portion of the data breaches that occur each year involve human resource related information. Bryan Cave has put together a multi-part series to help human resource managers understand, prepare for, and react to, a...more

Tips For Drafting Employee Handbooks – Tip #3: Avoiding Breach of Contract Claims

by Bryan Cave on

This article is part three in a six-part series. The purpose of this series is to provide tips and identify potential pitfalls associated with the drafting of an employee handbook....more

Using Biometric Timekeeping? Be Aware of Potential Compliance Risks

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Human resources professionals could certainly be excused for feeling frustrated with the fact that every technological advance improving business operations comes with new legal landmines to manage. For example, increased...more

When is an Employee Issue a Legal Issue (and When Is it HR)?

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

A while back, I had a good discussion with a colleague on a topic with no real firm answers. No, it wasn’t on whether the Yankees are better franchise than the Red Sox. ...more

Employee Management Lessons From The Runway

by Davis Brown Law Firm on

Who knew you could pick up employee management lessons from the TV show Project Runway? The long running reality show, which pits multiple clothing designers against each other in a series of increasingly difficult design...more

I-17 – Engaging Your Employees in Today’s Workplace, Featuring Rick Turner at Whirlpool Corporation

by Cozen O'Connor on

Michael Schmidt, vice chair of Cozen O'Connor’s Labor & Employment Department, discusses how to engage your employees in today’s unique workplace and navigate a multi-jurisdictional set of employment laws. This episode...more

Global In-House Centers in India, v2.0

GICs in India are evolving from cost-saving platforms into Innovation Centers for emerging digital technologies that can provide a competitive advantage. Recent years have seen a resurgence of interest in GICs in India...more

Cyber-insurance and Employee Data Breaches: Part 4

by Bryan Cave on

A large portion of the hundreds of data breaches and thousands of data security incidents that occur each year involve human resource related issues. This includes situations in which HR data was lost, employees were...more

Tips For Drafting Employee Handbooks – Tip #2: The Importance of Equal Employment Opportunity and Harassment Policies

by Bryan Cave on

This article is part two in a six-part series. The purpose of this series is to provide tips and identify potential pitfalls associated with the drafting of an employee handbook....more

Cyber-insurance and Employee Data Breaches: Part 3

by Bryan Cave on

A large portion of the hundreds of data breaches and thousands of data security incidents that occur each year involve human resource related issues. This includes situations in which HR data was lost, employees were...more

Tips For Drafting Employee Handbooks - Tip #1: Determining the Appropriate Scope and Length

by Bryan Cave on

While an employee handbook serves many functions, its primary purpose from a legal standpoint is to reduce potential liability with respect to claims brought by current and former employees. Unfortunately, many employers are...more

Combating Opioid Abuse in the Workplace: A Proactive Approach For Employers

by Bowditch & Dewey on

Imagine your employee “Bob” has recently missed a lot work for unexplained reasons. Bob’s coworkers notice that he sometimes “nods off” while working, and his supervisor just reported to you that Bob became enraged while...more

How to Be Ready When the EEOC Charges In, Part II: 5 Harassment Prevention Principles to Highlight in a Response

In part one, of this blog series on responding to charges brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), I described some situations that pose an increased risk of a systemic harassment investigation by the...more

Cyber-insurance and Employee Data Breaches: Part 1

by Bryan Cave on

A large portion of the hundreds of data breaches and thousands of data security incidents that occur each year involve human resource related issues. This includes situations in which HR data was lost, employees were...more

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