All Items: Risk Management

  • Tennessee Clarifies "Guns in Trunks" Law

    21 April 2015

    Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has signed into law a bill that changes the state's "Guns in Trunks" law.

  • OSHA Updates Guidelines on Preventing Workplace Violence in Healthcare, Social Services Settings

    10 April 2015

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently updated its guidelines on preventing workplace violence against healthcare and social service workers.

  • Largest Known Healthcare Breach Affects Nearly 80 Million

    06 February 2015

    Anthem Inc., the second largest health insurance company in the nation, was recently breached by hackers who gained access to the unencrypted personal information of nearly 80 million members and nonmembers, including the company's president/CEO and employees.

  • Sony Faces Data Breach Class Actions

    19 December 2014

    Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc. became the subject of three proposed class action lawsuits this week. All three employee lawsuits relate to a breach of the corporation's computer systems related to the unreleased film, The Interview.

  • Retail Employee Theft Leads to Billions in Annual Losses

    25 November 2014

    Retail employers witness a growth in employee theft during the holiday season as employees' financial pressures increase and temporary employees, who have less to lose if caught, make up a large part of the workforce. Employers should be aware of this growing trend and take steps to eliminate it from their workplaces.

  • Los Angeles-Area Employers Must Reimburse Employees for Work-Related Calls on Personal Cell Phones

    25 August 2014

    The ruling in Cochran v. Schwan's Home Service, Inc. sheds light on important issues for employers with respect to BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), the practice of allowing employees to use their own personal devices such as cell phones and tablets for work-related purposes.

  • Illinois Employer Alert: Faegre's Stacey Smiricky Discusses Latest Legal Trends

    17 January 2014

    There are a host of new challenges for HR and businesses in Illinois. Stacey Smiricky is a partner in Faegre Baker Daniels' labor and employment group in its Chicago office. Smiricky shared her insights with XpertHR about the most notable recent changes in the state affecting employers.

  • Justice Department Collects Over $8 Billion in Employer Fines, Settlements in 2013

    10 January 2014

    The US Department of Justice collected more than $8 billion through civil and criminal enforcement actions during the 2013 fiscal year, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Thursday. The greatest recoveries resulted from: (i) recoveries under the federal False Claims Act (the original whistleblower law), in which the US reclaims money lost to fraud or waste by businesses; and (ii) collected fines stemming from employer and employee violations of federal health, safety, civil rights or environmental laws.

  • Higher Wages Could Mean Lower Employee Theft, Study Says

    26 December 2013

    The results of a study by Tatiana Sandino, an associate professor at Harvard Business School, and Clara Xiaoling Chen, assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, suggest that employers may be able to reduce their employee-theft rate by increasing their employees' wages. In the paper titled Can Wages Buy Honesty? The Relationship between Relative Wages and Employee Theft, it is concluded that nearly 40 percent of an employer's cost of paying higher wages can be recovered by a decrease in employee theft.

  • California Employers Can Be Held Liable for Employee Car Accidents During Commute

    15 October 2013

    A California court ruled that employers may be held liable for injuries to third parties and property damage during an employee's commute, so long as the employee was required to use his or her car for work and that the incident occurred during a regular commute or personal errand. This expands employer liability and reduces the effectiveness of the "coming and going" exception to employer liability.

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