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The Zika Virus: Frequently Asked Questions for Employers

USA - January 29 2016 The Zika virus is receiving significant press coverage, including reports that it may cause birth defects if pregnant women are exposed. Employers

EEOC Seeks Input on Proposed Pay Data Collection Requirements and Retaliation Enforcement Guidance

USA - January 29 2016 The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is soliciting public comments on two proposed policy changes that could have a significant impact on

Gambling in the Workplace is Anything But a Safe Bet

USA - February 1 2016 So you didn't win the Powerball jackpot? There are still plenty of opportunities to win big in the next few weeks as Super Bowl L, March Madness, and

EU and US Beat the Clock With Their Announcement of the "Privacy Shield" aka Safe Harbor 2.0

European Union, USA - February 3 2016 In a long-awaited and much-anticipated announcement, the U.S. Department of Commerce and the European Commission (the "Commission") declared on

Ten Steps For U.S. Multinational Employers Towards Compliance With Europe’s New Data Protection Framework - The General Data Protection Regulation

European Union, USA - January 21 2016 The European Union's (EU) new data protection framework, known as the General Data Protection Regulation (the "Regulation"), is, at bottom, a

EEOC’s Proposed (Anti) Retaliation Guidance: Is Your Whistleblower Response System Ready?

USA - February 11 2016 The EEOC's January 21, 2016 "Draft Proposed Enforcement Guidance on Retaliation and Related Issues" continues the pattern of governmental agencies

IRS Provides Welcome Guidance on Mid-Year Amendments to Safe Harbor 401(k) Plans

USA - February 10 2016 The IRS recently issued Notice 2016-16 (the “Notice”), which permits most mid-year amendments to safe harbor 401(k) plans. This is welcome news to

Certain Illinois Employers Now Required to Post Human Trafficking Helpline

USA - February 8 2016 A new Illinois state law requires certain employers to post notices informing employees and other members of the public of a helpline to assist any

EU Privacy Regulators: Newly Announced "Privacy Shield" Not A Safe Harbor Yet

European Union, USA - February 4 2016 In response to the February 2, 2016, announcement by the European Commission (the "Commission") and the U.S. Commerce Department of a new framework

EU and US Beat the Clock With Their Announcement of the "Privacy Shield" aka Safe Harbor 2.0

European Union, USA - February 3 2016 In a long-awaited and much-anticipated announcement, the U.S. Department of Commerce and the European Commission (the "Commission") declared on