The SolarWinds hack highlights the critical need for organizations of all sizes to include cyber supply chain risk management as part of their information security program. It is also a reminder that privacy and security risks to an organization’s data can come from various vectors, including third party vendors and
Articles Discussing General Human Resources Issues.
The new Netflix documentary series My Love celebrates the heartwarming stories of six longtime couples across the globe. The first episode focuses on David and Ginger Isham, who have been happily married since 1959. It turns out that their love for each other is just as sweet as the
In September 2020, then-candidate Joe Biden promised organized labor that, if elected, he would be the “strongest labor president you’ve ever had.” In his first 100 days in office, now President Biden has acted quickly and aggressively to make good on this pledge. Some of these efforts have quickly
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how and where employees are able to work, and some employers are allowing their employees to continue to work from home despite restrictions lifting. While many revel in this new approach, it does cause concerns for privacy and data security. Data breaches have been on the rise in part due to the rushed response to COVID-19, as employers were unable to properly train and equip their employees prior to mandated shutdowns. Data breaches can cause severe reputational harm, and more and more states have passed, or are actively contemplating, legislation that would impose fines and other consequences should a breach occur.
As 2021 marches on, so do legal developments related to COVID-19 and the workplace! Here is a round-up of recent news:
On the heels of WandaVision, Disney’s much-anticipated (and, post-Episode 3, thoroughly entertaining) Avengers Endgame follow-up, comes Falcon and the Winter Soldier. I am thrilled to see the original Captain America’s (Steve, played by Chris Evans) besties holding their own as lead actors in their own show.
My last contribution to this blog happened to be the first post of 2021. I titled it “Welcome, 2021. Let’s Talk …” and offered up some lighthearted suggestions for how the new year could improve on 2020’s nightmarish experience. One “suggestion” I gave to our new year was the following:
Increased remote work due to the COVID-19 pandemic has only exacerbated privacy and cybersecurity concerns, and likely has not changed the finding in Experian’s 2015 Second Annual Data Breach Industry Forecast:
Employees and negligence are the leading cause of security incidents but remain the least reported issue.
A more recent
Littler Principal Cindy-Ann Thomas and her special guest, Pranam Lipinsk, a dedicated scholar of Generation Z and co-founder of Door of Clubs, delve into the (unofficial) rule book for attracting and retaining these young professionals. They will:
When businesses merge and sell, there are important employment issues for them to consider. Attorney Sarah Sloan Batson gives a high-level overview of what to consider in the early planning process of buying or selling a business.
Earlier this week, President Joe Biden revealed the first 11 judicial nominees of his presidency. Included in this list was U.S. District Judge Ketanji B. Jackson, who President Biden nominated to fill a vacancy on the D.C. Circuit. Many commentators are speculating that with this potential elevation, Judge Jackson would
In a decision certain to have significant impact on Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) class action litigation, today the U.S. Supreme Court concluded narrowly that to qualify as an “automatic telephone dialing system”, a device must be able to either “store a telephone number using a random or sequential generator
Under Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s (FINRA) rules, whenever broker-dealers, registered investment advisers, or issuers of securities (FINRA member) terminate the employment of a FINRA-registered representative, including a licensed broker or financial advisor (an associated person) the member firm must file a Form U5 (the Uniform Termination Notice for Securities Industry
Martin Aron authors “A Proposed Change to Anti-Discrimination Law Weaponizes All But Petty Slights in the Workplace,” published by NJ.com.
The 11th Circuit recently weighed in on the hottest issue is data breach litigation, whether a demonstration of actual harm is required to have standing to sue. Joining several other circuit courts, the 11th Circuit in Tsao v. Captiva MVP Rest. Partners, concluded that the plaintiff had failed to allege