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Privacy

Snapshot: What identity-theft protection benefits should cover

07/27/2021
Demand for benefits protecting employees from identity theft has soared in the last year. Here’s what employers say they want such a plan to provide.

Snapshot: Vaccine status: Transparency vs. privacy

06/29/2021
Most employees want to know if co-workers have had covid shots … but don’t want to share if they themselves have been vaccinated.

Employees’ biometric data in the workplace: the legal do’s and don’ts

06/24/2021
Fingerprint scans for time cards … temperature screening for COVID … retina scans for security access. These increasingly common examples of biometric data also carry risks that employers should learn to mitigate.

HR can help prevent ransomware hacks

06/10/2021
The cost of recovering from a ransomware attack has more than doubled in the last year, according to leading cybersecurity provider Sophos. HR is one of many functions that have a role to play in anticipating and preventing ransomware hacks.

Do you use one of these passwords to secure data?

04/29/2021
HR professionals use “shockingly weak” passwords to unlock their online accounts, according to research by NordPass, which publishes password management software.

Exit checklist: When teleworkers terminate

04/22/2021
You probably have a plan in place dictating what happens when an employee quits. But with so many employees working remotely, traditional exit interviews and the accompanying rituals may slip through the cracks. Here’s how to safeguard your intellectual and real property in a work-from-home world.

DOL guidance addresses retirement plan cybersecurity

04/20/2021
The U.S. Department of Labor has issued new guidance for retirement plan sponsors on best practices for maintaining cybersecurity, including tips on how to protect employees’ retirement benefits.

Can you ask workers if they’ve been vaccinated?

04/15/2021
The EEOC says employers can legally ask workers about their COVID vaccination status—and require proof—without sparking liability under federal employment laws like the ADA or Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act GINA. But you need to be careful with any follow-up questions.

10 tips to keep cybersecurity nightmares at bay

02/24/2021
There’s an ongoing need to strengthen computing practices and stay vigilant against cyber attacks—up 600% due to COVID-19 (now aptly referred to as the “cyberdemic”). Emails and passwords are especially prime targets for hackers. Use these tips to stay safe.

Obtain informed consent before covid testing

02/11/2021
Employers must ensure employees understand the impact workplace covid-19 will have before they agree to be tested, according to new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control.