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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Training

In two recent posts, we’ve been discussing the European Union’s recently enacted General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We’ve provided a high-level overview of this new regulation and discussed some of the basic provisions.

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Key Provisions of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

In a previous post, we started discussing the European Union’s recently enacted General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Even though we are dedicating several posts to this subject, it is important to stress that this is an extremely significant set of rules and regulations, and we are only just barely scratching the surface to provide a […]

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An Overview of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The dawn of the Information Age has undoubtedly changed many aspects of our day-to-day lives. Seemingly impossible amounts of information are at our fingertips constantly, and it’s easier than ever to do our shopping, do our banking, and communicate with each other.

The Blessing of March Madness

March Madness is back and we’ve had a bit more madness this year. We saw the first 16 seed topple a 1 seed when UMBC shocked Virginia. Virginia’s early exit seemed to turn the South Region upside down, with upsets coming fast and furious. Eventually, upstart 11-seed Loyola University of Chicago stepped from the carnage, […]

Privacy vs. practicality: when expectations collide

by Jo Ellen Whitney Plenty of reporters, commentators, and the twitterverse have all made statements that Hillary Clinton is way too invested in her personal privacy, citing various examples, including most recently her health.  As you will remember, former Secretary Clinton was escorted from the New York 9/11 memorial service appearing ill and there was […]

Ebola outbreak sparks legal questions for employers

Employers have dealt with health scares before. Maladies ranging from the common cold to virulent strains of flu often prompt employers to post hand-washing reminders, offer onsite vaccinations, and encourage sick employees to stay home. But the challenge intensifies in the midst of a disease outbreak as serious and frightening as Ebola.  As the deadly […]

Breaking Bad: Disciplining employees for off-duty conduct

You can hardly get through your morning coffee these days without seeing another story about some athlete, model, or actor who abused his wife, trashed her Beverly Hills hotel room, or went all Archie Bunker in a racist Twitter rampage. Usually, high-profile celebrities are bound by employment contracts that require strict adherence to an impeccable standard of personal conduct. But what can the average employer do if Walter […]

New Hampshire social media privacy law takes effect September 30

by Jeanine Poole New Hampshire employers need to be reviewing their policies regarding employee use of social media and electronic equipment now that a new law protecting employee privacy is set to take effect September 30. The new law prohibits New Hampshire employers from requesting or requiring current or prospective employees to disclose some information […]

New Louisiana law prohibits employers from seeking social media passwords

by Josh Wood and H. Mark Adams Louisiana’s new Personal Online Account Privacy Protection Act (House Bill 340) goes into effect August 1. It precludes employers from requesting or requiring employees and job applicants to disclose any username or password that allows access to their personal online accounts. The law prohibits employers from discharging or […]

Employee privacy in the accommodation process

By Keri Bennett We all know employees across Canada have an obligation to participate in the accommodation process. That extends to providing proper medical documentation. If an employee fails to provide such documentation, surely he or she could be disciplined. Not necessarily. Notwithstanding the employee’s obligation to participate in the accommodation process, an Ontario arbitrator […]