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  • Top 10 for 2021 – Happy Data Privacy Day!

    In honor of Data Privacy Day, we provide the following “Top 10 for 2021.”  While the list is by no means exhaustive, it does provide some hot topics for organizations to consider in 2021. COVID-19 privacy and security considerations. During 2020, COVID-19 presented organizations large and small with new and unique data privacy and security...… Continue Reading
    January 28, 2021
  • CDC Expands Guidance on Workplace SARS-CoV-2 Testing to Require Informed Consent

    As employers continue to grapple with a safe return to the workplace, on January 21, the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new guidance for businesses and employers on SARS-CoV-2 testing of employees, as part of a more comprehensive approach to reducing transmission of the virus in non-healthcare workplaces. While the CDC... Continue Reading…
    January 22, 2021
  • CDC Expands Guidance on Workplace SARS-CoV-2 Testing to Require Informed Consent

    As employers continue to grapple with a safe return to the workplace, on January 21, the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new guidance for businesses and employers on SARS-CoV-2 testing of employees, as part of a more comprehensive approach to reducing transmission of the virus in non-healthcare workplaces. While the CDC...… Continue Reading
    January 22, 2021
  • ACC Launches Data Steward Program: An Approach to Assessing Law Firm Data Security

    On December 8th, the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), which represents over 45,000 in-house counsel across 85 countries, announced the launch of its Data Steward Program (DSP) to help organizations and their law firms assess and share information about information security relating to client data. The DSP is two years in the making, collecting input...… Continue Reading
    January 21, 2021
  • Want to Know if Your Employees Received the COVID-19 Vaccine? Some Best Practices to Consider

    While its rollout has been slow, the vaccine is being administered across the U.S. and in other countries. As of January 15, 2021, nearly 36 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered, just over 11 million in the U.S. For a variety of reasons, organizations want to know whether their workforce members (employees, contractors, etc.)... Continue Reading
    January 19, 2021
  • Want to Know if Your Employees Received the COVID-19 Vaccine? Some Best Practices to Consider

    While its rollout has been slow, the vaccine is being administered across the U.S. and in other countries. As of January 15, 2021, nearly 36 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered, just over 11 million in the U.S. For a variety of reasons, organizations want to know whether their workforce members (employees,...… Continue Reading
    January 17, 2021
  • Want to Know if Your Employees Received the COVID-19 Vaccine? Some Best Practices to Consider

    While its rollout has been slow, the vaccine is being administered across the U.S. and in other countries. As of January 15, 2021, nearly 36 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered, just over 11 million in the U.S. For a variety of reasons, organizations want to know whether their workforce members (employees,... Continue Reading…
    January 17, 2021
  • New York Could Become the Next Hotbed of Class Action Litigation Over Biometric Privacy

    Dubbed the “Biometric Privacy Act,” New York Assembly Bill 27 (“BPA”) is virtually identical to the Biometric Information Privacy Act in Illinois, 740 ILCS 14 et seq. (BIPA). Enacted in 2008, BIPA only recently triggered thousands of class actions in Illinois. If the BPA is enacted in New York, it likely will not take as...… Continue Reading
    January 14, 2021
  • Wellness Programs and Water Bottles, the EEOC Proposes New Rules under the ADA and GINA

    Since 1996, when Congress passed the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), employers have been struggling with whether and to what extent they could offer incentives to employees to participate in certain “wellness programs.” The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) position on these programs has been a significant driver of those struggles, primarily due... Continue Reading
    January 12, 2021
  • Wellness Programs and Water Bottles, the EEOC Proposes New Rules under the ADA and GINA

    Since 1996, when Congress passed the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), employers have been struggling with whether and to what extent they could offer incentives to employees to participate in certain “wellness programs.” The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) position on these programs has been a significant driver of those struggles, primarily due...… Continue Reading
    January 11, 2021

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