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Federal Court Permits Former Employees’ Data Breach Claims to Move Forward

A data breach occurs in which an outside individual obtains your company’s employees’ W-2 forms including social security numbers, addresses, and salary information. As a result, your company notifies all affected employees, explains what occurred, and offers a complimentary two-year membership to a service that helps detect misuse of personal information. Is your company liable for negligence and breach of contract?

Holiday P-A-R-T-I-E-S Protocol: Walking the Fine Line Between Fun and Fiasco

The end of the year brings many reasons to celebrate, and most employers intend to make merry by hosting a holiday party of some sort. This occasion presents an opportunity for employers to foster team spirit and express appreciation for the hard work performed by staff all year. In turn, employees appreciate the chance to interact with their coworkers outside the hectic workday.

Top 3 Holiday and Year-End Gift-Giving Tips for Employers

During the holidays, many employers opt to give gifts to employees and host parties as a gesture of good will, a reward for achievements during the past year, or a morale booster to encourage continued good performance in the year ahead. But did you know that those well-meaning efforts to lift your staff’s spirits could easily end up dampening everyone’s festivities by unintentionally costing them extra in taxable wages?

The Top 15 HR Compliance Issues of 2018 – Are You Ready?

As 2018 draws near, employers need to take a long hard look at their workforce and gear up for the challenges that lie ahead. To get a pulse on what the top HR and employment issues are in the workplace for 2018 and the ways in which technology, society and culture converge and impact employers and their workforces, XpertHR recently conducted a survey of approximately 1,000 respondents from a wide range of industries including small, medium and large employers.

Beltway Buzz, December 8, 2017

Another hectic week here in D.C. has us feeling like we’re living in a glass case of emotion. Here’s why:

Senate Bill Introduced to Protect Personally Identifiable Information

Primarily motivated by the several recent massive data breaches, Senate Democrats recently introduced a bill geared toward protecting Americans’ personal information against cyber attacks and to ensure timely notification and protection when data is breached.

Could Congress Ban Arbitration Of Sex Discrimination And Harassment Claims?

A bipartisan group of federal legislators has turned their attention to the sweeping revelations of sexual harassment in the American workplace by introducing a bill that would prevent employers from forcing claims of sex discrimination or harassment into arbitration. If passed and signed into law, this legislation could have a profound impact on employment policies and practices, not to mention litigation that results from workplace conflicts. What do employers need to know about the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Harassment Act?

2017 Employment and Labor Law Final Exam

It’s time to test your employment and labor law expertise with Nexsen Pruet’s seventh annual final exam. How well do you know the FLSA, ADA, and FMLA? Find out below.

Supreme Court Will Not Hear Ninth Circuit Decision Regarding Willful Violations of FCRA’s Disclosure Provision

On November 13, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the appeal of one of 2017’s more significant Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) opinions, Syed v. M-I, LLC. (9th Cir. Jan. 20, 2017). In Syed, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held that a background check disclosure which included a liability waiver violated the FCRA. This case was significant because the Ninth Circuit is the first federal appeals court to definitively state that the FCRA “unambiguously bars the inclusion of a liability waiver.” The court also notably held that the employer willfully violated the FCRA by including the liability waiver in the disclosure, finding that no reasonable interpretation of the statute would allow any language besides a disclosure and authorization.

“Tap Here For A Doctor” – The Proliferation of Telemedicine In The Gig Economy

Several years ago, many people were leery of the thought of ordering personal drivers through a mobile app and getting into a car of a complete stranger. However, over time, the idea of ride-sharing through Uber or Lyft has become commonplace as the experience has proven to be safe and cost-effective.