Tag: enforcement

ID cards

REAL ID Act—Will January 2018 Compliance Deadline Affect Your Operations?

As 2018 approaches, the federal REAL ID Act has returned to the spotlight. You may even have seen a (hyperbolic and inaccurate) social media alert warning U.S. travelers that they’re all going to be required to get passports for themselves, their kids, and the family dog before they can fly to Disney World next year. (Not true.)

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Immigration

On Thin ICE? Must Be Time for an Immigration Enforcement Update!

Winter must be coming, because immigration enforcement has been turning up the heat in recent weeks. What’s new? How about quintupled worksite enforcement efforts, an unprecedented monetary penalty, and a brand-new state law wrinkle in, where else, California?

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HIPAA

Disclosures in Press Release Lead to $2.4M HIPAA Settlement

A Texas health system paid $2.4 million to settle allegations that it violated the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) by disclosing protected health information (PHI) in a press release.

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Settlement Amounts in DOL Enforcement Suits Declined Substantially in 2016, Report Says

Federal government enforcement lawsuits brought by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)—including those centered on Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) violations—continued at an aggressive pace in 2016 but were less effective in terms of number of filings and recoveries when compared with previous years, according to annual report on workplace class action litigation.

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hiring

Under Trump, EEOC Will Focus on Job Growth

While promising that the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will retain its core values, President Trump’s pick for acting chair told employers Thursday that the commission will, at the president’s direction, focus on job growth.

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compliance

Chao Says Experience as Labor Secretary Will Guide Her at DOT

Elaine Chao, nominee for Secretary of Transportation (DOT), promised lawmakers that, if confirmed, she would lead the agency in much the same way she led the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) under George W. Bush: prioritizing compliance over enforcement.

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