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  • Hawaii Passes Several New Employment Laws

    Date:
    July 9, 2018

    Hawaii governor David Ige signed a flurry of bills into law on July 5, including several affecting employers. The measures included a salary history inquiry ban, a law preserving certain Affordable Care Act benefits under state law, authorization for a study to analyze and propose a paid family leave law, and a bill increasing certain workers' compensation benefits.

  • Defend Trade Secrets Act Claims Demonstrate Evolving Legal Options for Employers

    Date:
    June 2, 2017

    Employers' claims under the year-old Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) have helped to outline both the law's scope and federal courts' willingness to apply the law's provisions.

  • Data Breach Leads to $18.5 Million Settlement for Target Corp.

    Date:
    May 25, 2017

    The settlement sends a "strong message to other companies" that they are responsible for protecting customers' personal information, California's Attorney General said.

  • IRS Outlines Form W-2 Scam Data-Loss Reporting Procedures

    Date:
    April 3, 2017

    The IRS has outlined the steps employers should take to help protect employees from tax-related identity theft caused by Form W-2 scams.

  • Failure to Notify Individuals and Media About HIPAA Breach Within 60 Days Proves Costly

    Date:
    January 19, 2017

    Illinois-based health care network Presence Health has agreed to pay the federal government $475,000 to settle claims that it failed to provide notification about a breach of protected health information (PHI) within 60 days of discovering the breach, as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requires.

  • Ohio Enacts 'Guns in Trunks' Law

    Date:
    December 29, 2016

    A new Ohio law will allow employees to keep guns and ammunition in their cars while at work so long as each firearm remains locked within the car's trunk, glove box or other enclosed compartment.

  • Workers' Compensation Opt-Out Law Struck Down by Oklahoma Supreme Court

    Date:
    September 16, 2016

    In Vasquez v. Dillard's, Inc., the Oklahoma Supreme Court struck down the state Employee Injury Benefit Act (Opt Out Act), which allows employers to opt out of the state workers' compensation system.

  • Employee Password Sharing Can Be Criminal Activity, 9th Circuit Finds

    Date:
    July 22, 2016

    A divided 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the criminal conviction of a man who accessed his former employer's database to gain proprietary information by using a former co-worker's username and password.

  • Illinois Broadens Data Breach Protections

    Date:
    June 3, 2016

    Amendments to the Illinois Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) broaden existing categories of protected information and also expand notice requirements in the event of a security breach.

  • New Anti-Trade Secret Theft Law Awaits President's Signature

    Date:
    April 28, 2016

    Yesterday the US House of Representatives voted unanimously (410-2) to pass a bill - the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) of 2016 - that would standardize and strengthen businesses' current legal remedies and protections against trade secret theft. The DTSA was overwhelmingly passed by the Senate earlier this month. President Barack Obama is in favor of the measure and is expected to sign it into law.

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