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Grievors may be publicly identified despite privacy legislation
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • August 19 2015

Employers will welcome the recent decision by the British Columbia Court of Appeal that the province's Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA

An Apple a day may increase their pay: employees seek pay for checking emails after hours
  • Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
  • USA
  • August 19 2015

Hold the iPhone a recent lawsuit by a group of Chicago police officers should have employers on high alertat least those who permit, officially or

Hawaii enacts new restrictions on noncompete and nonsolicitation agreements for employees of technology businesses
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • August 17 2015

A new Hawaii law prohibits and makes void noncompete and nonsolicit clauses in the employment contracts of "technology business" employees if the

The perils of privacy breaches by hospital employees
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • August 16 2015

Canadian privacy laws contain a basic safeguarding principle: access to personal information may only be granted on a need-to-know basis. Snooping

New developments regarding monitoring of work emails
  • Marval O'Farrell & Mairal
  • Argentina
  • August 5 2015

There is no specific regulation in Argentina regarding the monitoring of work or company emails and no legal prohibitions that prevent employers from

Massachusetts Appeals Court set to consider scope of employer liability for employee data breaches
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • August 4 2015

Many of the highest-profile and headline-catching data breaches involve external breaches of a company's electronic systems. But the reality that

Seventh Circuit finds customers’ hassles caused by data breach enough to save a class action from dismissal
  • Holland & Hart LLP
  • USA
  • August 3 2015

When companies get hacked, they often get sued in class actions alleging deficient safeguards of customer or employee personal information. At least

New York City limits the use of credit and criminal history in employment decisions
  • Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • USA
  • July 30 2015

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio recently signed into law two bills that limit the information employers can rely on in making employment decisions

Beware the dangers of pocket-dialing: 6th Circuit finds no right to privacy
  • Fredrikson & Byron PA
  • USA
  • July 30 2015

Imagine yourself in this situation - you're having what you think is a private conversation about your plans to terminate an employee. Unbeknownst to

EEOC’s electronic charge system: phase I respondent’s portal
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • July 29 2015

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") created the Action Council for Transformation to a Digital Charge System ("ACT Digital") to