Tag: Federal Trade Commission

FTC’s Proposed Rule to Ban Noncompetes May Have Significant Effect on Healthcare Industry

Earlier this year, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a proposed rule that would bar noncompete provisions in most employment agreements. Among other things, the proposed rule would not only bar noncompete provisions in employment agreements but also prohibit such provisions when a business is sold by someone holding less than a 25% ownership interest. […]

Top 10 Noncompete Law Developments of the Past Year

Lawmakers and courts continued to demonstrate hostility toward noncompete and no-hire agreements in 2021. The activity underscores employers’ need to stay current on the diverse state-specific limitations governing restrictive covenants, new federal activity in the area, and ongoing case law developments.

Don’t Let Lack of Training Create Social Media Chaos

There’s no denying social media is here to stay, and its impact on the workplace can’t be ignored. So employers are smart to be proactive and have policies in place to help them avoid potential liability connected to employee use of social media.

Keep Employees’ Identity Safe and Boost Productivity

Data and identity theft have become big problems in the modern, interconnected business world. With tips on educating employees on the risk (while nurturing productivity at the same time), we present an article by Matt Cullina, CEO of IDT911, a global provider of identity management and data risk services.

Social Media Training Shouldn’t Be Ignored

In yesterday’s Advisor, Francine Esposito, Esq., partner at Day Pitney LLP, discussed the challenge of managing employees’ use of social media and the consequences of taking improper actions. Today, Esposito elaborates on a different set of consequences: those that arise from not taking any action at all on the issue of social media.

Employment Branding: Activate Your Employees as Ambassadors

One of the best ways to attract new talent is by building your brand with employee brand ambassadors, says Heather Polivka. But make sure to train them before you let them loose, she adds. Polivka, senior director of Global Employer Branding & Marketing United Health Group, offered her branding tips at the HR Technology Conference […]

Are you using the correct forms to conduct background checks?

by Lisa Berg Under regulations issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), which replaced the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) as the enforcer of most provisions of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), employers were required to begin using a revised “summary of rights” form for background checks as of January 1, 2013. It’s a […]

Do Your Employees Know How to Protect Themselves from Identity Theft?

The Federal Trade Commission estimates that as many as 9 million or 10 million Americans have their identities stolen each year. According to the National Crime Prevention Council, identity theft costs consumers $5 billion annually. Clearly, identity theft is a serious problem nationwide. Although it does not affect the workplace directly, it could affect some […]

The 11 E-Info Risks—Realistic and Legal Policies

Beachboard, who is a shareholder in the Los Angeles office of employment law firm Ogletree Deakins, details the risks in today’s Advisor. He made his comments at the SHRM Annual Conference and Exhibition held recently in Atlanta. 1. Leaks of Company Information The risk of unwanted disclosures is at the top of CEOs’ worries, says […]

Background Checks: What Records Must You Keep?

If you obtain, or have prepared for you, criminal background checks, consumer reports, or investigative consumer reports from a consumer reporting agency, you must comply with the various requirements of the federal Fair Credit Report Act (FCRA).