Posted in Data Privacy/Cyber Security

Wyoming Enacts Genetic Data Privacy Act 

From JDSupra, Linn Freedman reports on new legislation in Wyoming that protectds genetic information. Linn writes: Governor…

Posted in Data Privacy/Cyber Security

Facebook to Pay $90 Million to Settle Data Privacy Lawsuit

From JDSupra, Cynthia Larose and Natalie Prescott discuss the settlement of privacy claims against Facebook. The settlement…

Posted in Whistleblower and Retaliation

New Form of Retaliation Claim Recognized by Massachusetts High Court 

From JDSupra, James Nicholas discusses a recent case in which the Suipreme Judicial Court said that a…

Posted in Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Immigration

Justice Department Settles Claim Against Virginia-Based Staffing Company for Improperly Favoring Temporary Visa Workers Over U.S. Workers

The Justice Department announced today that it reached a settlement agreement with ASTA CRS Inc., a provider…

Posted in Data Privacy/Cyber Security

Google Analytics and privacy concerns surrounding it

From JDSupra, Karol Laskowski discusses a recent decision in which the privacy protections offered by Google Analytics…

Posted in Wage and Hour

US Department of Labor recovers $47K in back wages for 30 workers after investigation finds Miramar Beach restaurant violated law

The employer used a staffing agency but was considered a joint employer and liable for overtime.  MIRAMAR…

Posted in Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition

Former Owner of Health Care Staffing Company Indicted for Wage Fixing 

Antitrust Division Remains Committed to Prosecuting Collusion in Labor Markets A federal grand jury returned an indictment…

Posted in Data Privacy/Cyber Security

What Employers Should Know About the New California Privacy Law

From JDSupra, Mark Berry and Grace Thompson disuss the requirements of a new California privay law. While…

Posted in Data Privacy/Cyber Security

At Least 22 States Have Consumer Privacy Legislation Pending – Will 2022 Be the Year for More State Privacy Laws? 

From JDSupra, Deborah George discusses changes to privacy laws this year and reports that the International Association…

Posted in Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition

Four Individuals Indicted on Wage Fixing and Labor Market Allocation Charges

Conspiracy Aimed at Suppressing Pay for Essential Workers During COVID-19 Pandemic A federal grand jury in Portland,…

Posted in Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Immigration

Justice Department Settles Claim Against California-Based Staffing Company for Favoring Temporary Visa Workers Over U.S. Workers

A staffing agency posted a job advertisement aimed exclusively at non-U.S. citizens with a specific type of…

Posted in Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition

Health Care Staffing Company and Executive Indicted for Colluding to Suppress Wages of School Nurses

The United States Department of Justice alleges that a healthcare staffing company manager amnd others agreed not…