All Items: Risk Management

  • IRS Issues Guidance on Tax Treatment of Identity Theft Protection Services

    August 14, 2015

    To help combat the growing problem of identity theft in the US, the IRS has issued guidance on the taxability of identity protection services provided by an employer at no cost to employees whose personal information may have been compromised in a data breach. The IRS is also requesting comments from employers on other related issues.

  • Two Major Data Breaches Affect More than 20 Million People

    July 21, 2015

    Major, recent breaches at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and UCLA Health serve as examples of why an employer should ensure to the best of its ability that it has taken adequate security measures to protect its customers' and employees' personal information.

  • Tennessee Clarifies "Guns in Trunks" Law

    April 21, 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

    April 10, 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

    February 6, 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

    December 19, 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

    November 25, 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

    August 25, 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

    January 17, 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

    January 10, 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.

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