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JD Supra Thought Leaders in Cybersecurity - Feb 2015

Meet the top Cybersecurity writers on JD Supra during February, 2015....
By: JD Supra Perspectives

Cybersecurity

Breaches in the Boardroom: What Directors and Officers can do to Reduce the Risk of Personal Liability for Data Security Breaches

Corporate directors and officers may increasingly be targets of shareholder derivative lawsuits in the wake of the surge of regulatory actions and …

Security

Is 2015 the Year of Data Protection?

The growing frequency, impact and sophistication of cyberattacks in the U.S. and abroad have highlighted the need to address America's lack of a …

Security

Your New Year’s Resolutions Should Include Affordable Care Act Compliance

Since its enactment more than four years ago, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has made several significant changes to health care. Provisions …

Law

2014: The Year of Arbitrator Authority

A lot of interesting arbitration law was made this year, on topics from validity to vacatur, but the banner issue was arbitrator authority. SCOTUS …

Arbitration

2015 Filing and Notice Deadlines for Qualified Retirement and Health and Welfare Plans

Employers and plan sponsors must comply with numerous filing and notice deadlines for their retirement and health and welfare plans. Failure to …

Spalding

USPTO Fees Reduced for 2015

Effective January 17, 2015, the USPTO has announced a number of fee reductions for 2015, including a $50 reduction in the cost to file electronic …

Cybersecurity

EEOC Roundup: November 2014

Employment is heavily regulated in the U.S., where it is illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, …

Thomson Reuters

Executive Compensation – It May be Limiting Your Choices

Many community banks have been under fire recently. Added regulatory burdens, additional disclosure responsibilities, cleaning up bad loans, …

FMLA FAQ: Is An Employer Required to Pay a Prorated Amount of Annual Bonus after Employee Takes FMLA Leave?

It’s the end of the year. And with the end of the year comes questions from my clients about whether they need to account for an employee’s FMLA …

The Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc. Scandal Serves as a Warning to Employers About Computer Security

In recent days, the scandal with Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc. went from an embarrassing tabloid scandal to a possible terrorist threat. The …

Travelers, Beware the “Darkhotel” Hacks Over Hotel Internet

Business travelers may be targeted and hacked through hotel Wi-Fi networks, according to a recent report by Kaspersky Lab. Hackers have been stealing …

Court Slaps Down EEOC Subpoena, Refusing to Allow Agency to Expand its Investigation

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has broad authority to investigate allegations of employment discrimination. But there are limits to that …

Subpoena

Keeping Immigration Site Visits Civil and Focused

US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) empowers its Fraud Detection and National Security (FDNS) officers to make unannounced site visits to …

Immigration

OSHA Releases Top Ten Violations List

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently released its list of the top ten most frequently cited safety violations for …

List-Worthy

EEOC’s Tough Stance on Employee Separation Agreements

Employers like separation agreements. Separation agreements, of course, are contracts that employees sign when their employment is terminated that …

The Ninth Circuit Provides Employers With An Assist In Dismissing FLSA Actions

Employers have long known that the Supreme Court’s decisions in Twombly and Iqbal provide them with a powerful weapon in moving to dismiss broadly …

Law

Volunteers Are Not “Employees” Protected From Employment Discrimination Under Title VII

Many non-profit organizations, public agencies, and other employers rely upon volunteers. But what happens when an organization decides to terminate …

Employees

2014 End of Year Plan Sponsor “To Do” List Part 2 – Qualified Retirement Plans

As 2014 comes to an end, we are pleased to present you with our traditional End of Year Plan Sponsor “To Do” Lists. This year, we are presenting our …

Safe Harbor

The 21st Century Water Cooler: Discovery and Text Messages

Text messages, once the exclusive domain of teenagers and college students, are increasingly used in business communications. These communications …

21st Century

Data Mining & Privacy: Who’s Watching Them Watch You?

Data Mining & Privacy: Who’s Watching Them Watch You?

Recently, the Federal Trade Commission issued a detailed report that summarized extensive data …

Privacy