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Date: September 2016

Knowing general antitrust law principles is indispensable to anyone who does business in the global market. However, when it comes to the particulars, different legal standards mean that an action that violates antitrust law in one jurisdiction may be legal in another. This can make antitrust law a complex and sometimes unpredictable realm to negotiate […]

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In early 2016 federal courts were saying that despite a general legal prohibition on asking employees medical questions or conducting screenings, companies that made such screenings a prerequisite for enrolling in employee wellness programs fell under an exception to the disability discrimination laws. But now it seems the tide is turning. The Equal Employment Opportunity […]

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For many of us who work in compliance, the crucial role of training in creating and maintaining diverse workplaces that are free of discrimination is abundantly clear. Since the enactment of Title VII that protects individuals from unfair discrimination in the workplace, the employment landscape of our nation has changed rapidly to more adequately reflect […]

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Cybersecurity, also known as data security, is the top compliance priority of major corporations and organizations. In its 2016 Compliance & Risk Report: CCO’s Under Scrutiny, global law firm DLA Piper, which advises companies on cybersecurity matters, encapsulated survey results of 78 in-house counsel and compliance officers. By far, the most universal compliance risks identified were […]

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Employers use skills tests to assess whether applicants are a good fit for a job. Prescreening employees can save employers time and help them to get the best person for a job. But the test must be aimed at specific job-related requirements and must not discriminate. According to a US Department of Labor (DOL) testing […]

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As previously reported, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) found LabMD’s data security practices to be an unfair practice that violated federal consumer laws. It marked one of the first times that the FTC has ruled on the harm to consumers (the focus of the FTC) caused by improper data security measures. However, the arguably novel […]

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Effective January 1, 2017, California expands its data breach notification law to require consumer notice when the security of encrypted personal information is breached and the encryption key or security credential is also compromised. “Encryption key” and “security credential” mean the confidential key or process designed to render the encrypted data useable, readable, and decipherable. […]

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To put it bluntly: workplace diversity is a crucial component to a successful business. This piece will explore the benefits of workplace diversity and how it can help improve a company’s culture. The “What”: Four Layers of Workplace Diversity Diversity and inclusion are pivotal economic and business imperatives, yet that understanding alone is not enough […]

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Like many industries, the medical field is no stranger to compliance. While its compliance issues may seem inapplicable to industries like tech and banking, we have covered recent developments that provide best practices for all organizations in three main areas: data security, sexual harassment, and conflicts of interest. HIPAA Compliance Prevents Ransomware Attacks According the […]

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We have previously written about ransomware, password reuse, and the DNC security hacks, but this post is about a common risk that lurks in the shadows, aptly called “Shadow IT.” Contrary to what its name implies, Shadow IT is not the malicious creation of hackers. Instead, it is personal communication and content sharing software that employees […]

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