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Privacy

HR data security: 5 questions to ask IT today

03/02/2017
Before you add even one more sensitive file to the server, find out just how secure your systems truly are.

New SSN alerts could spark questions for HR

01/19/2017
The IRS has begun notifying employees whose Social Security numbers have been used by someone else to get a job.

GPS technology raises privacy concerns

01/19/2017
It’s easy to track where the phone is—and by extension, the location of the employee carrying it. Is this legal?

With DTSA, trade secrets finally get federal protection

11/14/2016
Employers now have a uniform federal law to help them pursue trade secret misappropriation claims.

Can you review I-9 documents remotely?

10/20/2016
For each new hire, employers must verify employment eligibility by reviewing original documents in person with the employee. But what if that new hire lives and works hundreds of miles away?

Tell managers: Monitor your own email

09/22/2016
By now, we all know the devastating effect leaked emails can have on the political process. An email that comes out in litigation can be just as devastating to an employer.

How to proactively protect your trade secrets

08/29/2016
Don’t take employee discretion for granted! You need a confidentiality policy to protect trade secrets and other proprietary information from leaving your organization.

4 steps for implementing a litigation hold

08/24/2016
Smart employers follow a regular policy of computer-file purging to keep the organization’s network free of unnecessary data. But what if your organization thinks it may be a lawsuit target?

Protect customer data from thieves on your staff

07/27/2016
Con artists and hackers aren’t the only threats to your customers’ credit card numbers, Social Security numbers and other financial data. It’s easy, and tempting, for employees to access customer data that you keep.

Under what circumstances can we demand alcohol testing? We suspect employee is impaired

07/22/2016
Q. We have been finding empty beer cans just outside our facility on a regular basis. We suspect one employee in particular since he often has slurred speech and stumbles around. We understand alcoholism is a disability, but we are fearful that he will get hurt because he is impaired. Should we ask him to submit to alcohol testing?”