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Click To Complain: Using Technology to Outsource Workplace Harassment Grievances

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: Employers are now being presented with more options to outsource workplace complaints through third party companies and mobile apps. This may create an ease in grievance reporting for the employee, but does...more

Privacy Tip #131 – Bryant University Women’s Summit Follow-Up

I was so honored to be a presenter at the Bryant Women’s Summit last week. It is always an incredible event and I enjoy attending every year. ...more

No Relief in Sight from Website Accessibility Lawsuits

by Goulston & Storrs PC on

In February 2017, we reported on a surge in website accessibility lawsuits brought under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). This litigation trend has accelerated over the past year and shows no signs of slowing...more

Hair Salons Want A Cut From The Gig Economy

by Fisher Phillips on

The gig economy continues to grow into all sectors of the modern world. By some accounts, on-demand workers are projected to comprise 43 percent of the United States workforce by 2020. If true, we can anticipate large groups...more

A Global Perspective On The Future Of Wearable Technology

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: The global market for wearable devices continues to grow and has been embraced not only by consumers but organizations as well. Wearables use in the workplace is here to stay, but employers should consider...more

Careful What You Wish For – Additional Discovery Requested By TCPA Class Plaintiff Leads To Decertification Order In Northern...

by Carlton Fields on

Federal courts have a continuing obligation to ensure that class action certification remains appropriate throughout the duration of a case. Accordingly, it is well established that if class certification is later deemed...more

Bed Time! Uber Announces Mandatory Rest Periods

by Fisher Phillips on

In a move met with near-universal praise, Uber recently announced it will now require drivers take at least six hours of time off for every 12 hours they spend driving. After announcing this decision last month, Uber rolled...more

Privacy Tip #130 – Smartphones Targeted by Dark Caracal Attack

There is a global malware campaign that is targeting mobile devices across the world. It is called Dark Caracal, which is believed to be sourced in Beirut by the Lebanese General Security Directorate. ...more

Hogan Lovells Represents Sears in Achieving First-Ever Modification to FTC Privacy Consent Order

by Hogan Lovells on

The FTC has approved the first-ever petition to reopen and modify a privacy-related consent order. The petition, filed by Sears Holdings Management Corporation, sought to amend the terms of Sears’ 2009 consent order (the...more

FTC Explains Evolution of COPPA in Live Twitter Chat

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

On March 6, 2018, the FTC hosted a live Twitter chat to mark the twentieth anniversary of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)....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

Privacy Tip #128 – Basic Smartphone Settings to Thwart Hackers

When talking to colleagues and friends, it appears that folks do not understand how their smartphones work and the data that can be accessed through them. This prompted me to again give basic steps that can be used to protect...more

Does Being Fit Increase Your Company’s Risk of Security Breaches?

by Fisher Phillips on

As we are early into the new year, for many, hope springs eternal to get in shape during 2018. Many of us wear some kind of fitness activity tracker that monitors steps, heart rate, calories, sleep patterns, etc. Recent news...more

What Would a ClearView Mobile App Look Like?

by Adrian Dayton on

Since I’ve transitioned to working primarily as a JavaScript developer over the last 7-8 years, I’ve watched eagerly as The Web Platform emerged as a concept. First discussed by Mozilla and Google Engineers back in 2011-2012,...more

Telemedicine Terms of Service Agreements

by Revision Legal on

The internet has forever changed the way health and medical services are provided. The last 10 years have seen a rapid expansion in telemedicine and telehealth services. In response many states have developed statutes to...more

Voice Recordings, Interconnected Apps and Parental Consent: An Update on COPPA Privacy Compliance

by Stinson Leonard Street on

As children's activities on the Internet have expanded, many states and the federal government have enacted legislation to regulate such activities and other "smart" children’s products—products that collect, transmit or...more

Consent Decree in BarBri Case Includes Compliance With WCAG Standards for Digital Content

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

BarBri, Inc., a provider of review courses and materials for law school graduates preparing for the bar exam, earlier this month entered into a consent decree to resolve claims that its online and app-based content was not...more

Howard’s Weekly Roundup - January 27 - Part 2.

by Fisher Phillips on

We’ve separated Saturday’s Weekly Roundup into two posts for more easy consumption. This section includes comments from two nationally recognized professionals in our industry who commented on safety, employment law, and...more

In Principle: 10 Things Authorised Firms Need to Know for 2018 – The World of Financial Regulation as the UK Prepares to Exit the...

There is much for authorised firms to consider in the year ahead. Firms have been through the intensive period of the enactment of the second Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II), but must now step up their...more

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - China shuts down Marriott's website & mobile app; Airbnb hits the jackpot in Las Vegas; Ctrip's...

by Garvey Schubert Barer on

This week’s OTA & Travel Distribution Update for the week ending Friday, January 12, is below. This week’s Update features stories predominantly on OTAs....more

"Daily Pay" and Cryptocurrency: Will Advances in Technology Change How Wages Are Paid?

by Fisher Phillips on

Technology seems to be advancing faster than we can keep up. These advances impact the employer community as well—even regarding basic things such as how, when, and in what manner wages are paid. Take two recent examples...more

Privacy Tip #122 – What’s Up with WhatsApp’s Security Flaws?

WhatsApp has been applauded for adding end-to-end encryption on its platform to secure conversations of its users two years ago. But encryption has its challenges, despite its security posture....more

The Perks And Perils Of Self-Destructing Messages

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

What do applications like Snapchat, Telegram, Wickr, Cover Me, Speak On, and Whisper have in common? They are all self-destructing message (“SDM”) applications. What exactly does this mean, you ask? Self-destructing messaging...more

New Compliance Warning: Interest-Based Video Ads Must Provide Notice and Choice

The Online Interest-Based Advertising Accountability Program recently warned that it will require interest-based video ads to provide transparency and control to viewers by April 1, 2018....more

FTC Brings First-Ever “Connected” Toys Privacy and Data Security Case; US, Canada, and Hong Kong Privacy Regulators Coordinate...

by WilmerHale on

On January 8, 2018, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) brought its first-ever privacy and data security case involving Internet-connected toys. VTech Electronics Limited and its US subsidiary (VTech), maker of...more

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