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Protect your intellectual property while employees telework

03/31/2020
Millions of new teleworkers have begun firing up their laptops each morning and logging into their employers’ intranets, trying to do work while under orders to stay home. As you and your co-workers scramble to adjust and keep working, don’t forget about protecting your company’s intellectual property.

Coronavirus & HIPAA: What can you divulge?

03/31/2020
Your employees are understandably nervous about health risks at work these days. For those who must be physically present at your workplace, any news of a sick co-worker will spur concern. You must be prepared to answer employees’ questions without violating privacy laws.

NLRB gives back email control to employers

12/19/2019
The National Labor Relations Board on Dec. 17 reestablished the right of employers to restrict employee use of company-owned email for purposes unrelated to work, striking a blow against labor unions.

Bill would add data-breach notification requirements

04/30/2019
A bill before the California Assembly would expand the types of data breaches requiring victims to be notified. Employers may regularly store several kinds of data that would be newly protected by Assembly Bill 1130.

New OSHA record rules won’t stop controversy

04/02/2019
In January, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration made official several documentation changes it had announced in July 2018. Affected were OSHA forms used to record workplace injuries and illnesses.

Pennsylvania Supreme Court tightens data security requirements

02/13/2019
A recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision makes it easier for employees to sue for damages resulting from data breaches of employer data systems.

N.Y. legal update: Preventing data breaches, criminal records checks

01/29/2019
This month, we bring you news on data breaches and further restrictions on using criminal records in the hiring process.

How to legally limit recording devices in the workplace

11/06/2018
Be it a smartphone, tablet or laptop, cameras and voice recording systems are everywhere. Employers can take concrete steps to limit how much of the technology is allowed in the workplace. But those policies may violate state and federal laws if not carefully crafted.

Bill to limit noncompetes considered in Harrisburg

11/06/2018
A bill before the Pennsylvania General Assembly would outlaw most noncompete agreements and give employees a private cause of action against employers should the employer attempt to enforce a noncompete agreement.

No, you can’t make staff divulge their meds

07/19/2018
The EEOC has filed a lawsuit against a Texas employer that requires all its employees to report every medication they take, both prescription and over-the-counter drugs.