Work-from-home mandates create cybersecurity concerns


According to a flash survey of the CNBC Technology Executive Council conducted in March, 85% have at least half of their workforces working from home, and 25% of organizations are now entirely remote.

Scary and Frightening: The #ELBC Carnival for October

OmegaHR Solutions

Employment law is a scary enough theme. What happens when employer discovers that former employee is working for a competitor? Janette Levey Frisch, the EmpLAWyerologist, offers a more positive take on employees competing against their former employers. Doug Haas broaches a subject very frightening to employers, or at least it should be, with two posts on the Fair Labor Standards Act. Lastly, at a lot of Halloween parties someone wears a sexy costume.


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Cybersecurity for Small and Mid-Sized Businesses

HR Counselor's Corner

It’s easy to be lulled into a false sense of security, especially if you’re not a corporate giant like Yahoo, Equifax, Target, or Uber. “Why March/April 2018, at 30). If you do business in a jurisdiction that has its own data protection laws, you might not have a choice as to whether or not you’re going to implement a cybersecurity program – you have to! Businesses, 3 E-Commerce and Internet Law (2019 update). This law is crafted in terms of “rights”.

IRS, FBI Warn of W-2 Phishing Scam


In these emails, the fraudsters request copies of employee Forms W-2 or ask for a list of all employees and Social Security numbers (SSNs). Last year, one actual email simply asked payroll, “[S]end me the updated list of employees with full details (Name, Social Security Number, Date of Birth, Home Address, Salary) as of 2/22/2016.”. More than 200 employers were victimized in 2017, which translated into hundreds of thousands of employees who had their identities compromised.

Protecting Data from Departing Employees (or Why I Love Auditing and Access Restrictions)

HR Daily Advisor

Countless formal and informal studies show that most employees retain at least some company data when they leave a job. The reasons vary from the benign (such as when an employee inadvertently keeps a work flash drive) to the more malicious (such as in the case of an employee’s deliberate theft of company trade secrets for use at a new job). Regardless of how robust your security program is, there are always employees who will find vulnerabilities and exploit them.

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Teacher resigns after male student takes her unlocked phone, shares her nude selfie on social media.

The Employer Handbook

And, the most salacious contents are in a Dropbox full of employment-discrimination cases. However, this NY Daily News article from Nicholas Parco indicates that the teacher was “told to step down from her teaching post by Union County school district bosses because she was at fault for keeping her cell phone unlocked.” ” Whatever motivated the resignation, stories like this are a reminder for employers to have strong cyber-security policies in place.

WIRTW #383 (the “iOS” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Thanks to iOS 9, you now have a new way to read the Ohio Employer’s Law Blog. Within that News app, search for “Ohio Employer’s Law Blog” and you’ll be able to read all of my daily updates in Apple-land. via Eric Meyer’s The Employer Handbook Blog What employers need to know about transgender discrimination — via EmployerLINC Is Your Federal Contracting Business Covered by OFCCP Affirmative Action Rules? —

WIRTW #363 (the “iron throne” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Here’s the rest of what I read this week: Discrimination EEOC on Transgender Harassment, Discrimination, and Restrooms — via Phil Miles’s Lawffice Space A white employee tossed banana peels at work, and HE claims discrimination. via Eric Meyer’s The Employer Handbook Blog Are fraternities subject to title III of the ADA? — Sims — via Technology & Marketing Law Blog Social Media and Time Management: Boogeyman or Symptom? — I was a Sesame Street kid.

WIRTW #443 (the “gigs” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

14 at 7 pm at 42 Eighty Food & Drink , and again on Jan. 22 at 5:30 pm at Brothers Lounge. 22, both at 3 pm at the same venues. Norah’s Junior Headliners band, now known as the Major Minors, plays the finals of the High School Rock Off from the stage at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Feb. 25, with a warm-up gig at Coda on Jan. 15 at 3 pm. via The Employment Brief. via Eric Meyer’s The Employer Handbook Blog.

WIRTW #478 (the “Fake ID” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

via Eric Meyer’s The Employer Handbook Blog. via Employment Matters Blog. Pro Wrestling Photo Not Enough to Pin Employer — via Suits by Suits. Cyber Security Best Practices — via Carpe Datum Law. Employers, I’m on your side — so watch out! ;-) — via Robin Shea’s Employment & Labor Insider. When Your Employee Gets the Wrong Advice From “Attorney” Google — via Dan Schwartz’s Connecticut Employment Law Blog.

Five for ’15: The legal issues that need to be on your radar

Ohio Employer's Law

Now that business is back in session, employers need to figure out the issues that will keep them up at night over the next 12 months. My phone will start to ring as employers realize that they haven’t updated their handbook since the (first) Bush administration, of haven’t conducted harassment training since before Anita Hill made sexual harassment a household phrase. What are the hot-button employment law issues that will keep your HR department busy over the next year?

WIRTW #409 (the “thank you” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Yesterday morning, I presented Everything You Need to Know About Cyber Security (in 30 minutes). Thank you to local accounting firm Ciuni & Panichi for hosting me at its breakfast session, and a special thanks to Mike Klein for the invite and arranging the event. Then, last evening I presenting Hot Employment Law Issues for 2016 to a group of HR professionals for ConnectedHR. via Eric Meyer’s The Employer Handbook Blog. via Employment Matters Blog.

WIRTW #392 (the “miles and miles and miles” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Yesterday afternoon was the Fall Play-In at my daughter’s school. Here’s the rest of what I read this week: Discrimination Employers Beware: EEOC’s 2015 Performance And Accountability Report Reaffirms Its Commitment To High Profile, Systemic Litigation — via Workplace Class Action Litigation Tipping as Employment Discrimination? — It’s essentially a music recital for the kids in grades K – 5 who take private music lessons.

#ECTalent Managing in the Great Reset / 1 ~ HR to HR 2.0 and.

Strategic HCM

Contact me at. info [at] strategic [dash] hcm [dot] com. Buy my book at Amazon. Buy my book at Amazon UK. Change behaviours (and change rewards - especially of top executives who Will thinks are well over-paid): (The point about unknown unknowns is why Im down on big data in HR - at least in aspects of this which are strategically important.). All of this, and other factors, are causing big changes in the nature of employment and hence talent management.

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WIRTW #481 (the “proof of concept” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

A couple of months ago I wrote a post entitled, When You Discover That You Employ a Nazi. Eight takes on sexual harassment and Harvey Weinstein — via Robin Shea’s Employment & Labor Insider. Then Be Afraid of Halloween — via Dan Schwartz’s Connecticut Employment Law Blog. What Really Happens When Sexual Harassment Victims Lawyer Up — via Outten & Golden Employment Law Blog. I’m sorry, so sorry: how to apologize at work — via HR Hero Line.

WIRTW #448 (the “promo” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

On February 22, I will be co-presenting a free CLE-eligible webinar for LexisNexis, entitled, “Employment Law: Five Areas to Watch in 2017.” I will also chime in on the other three topics (wage-and-hour, FMLA, and cyber security). Can Disabling Conditions Protect The Prez From An Adverse Employment Action: Impeachment? — via Above the Law. OWBPA Basics — via Employment Law Navigator. via Gig Employer Blog.

WIRTW #441 (the “Burl Ives” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Deep Dive Into CHRO Case Statistics Show Increases in “Harassment” Claims | Connecticut Employment Law Blog — via Dan Schwartz’s Connecticut Employment Law Blog. Should Employers Ditch Diversity Training? — via Evil Skippy at Work. Employers Continue to Face Lawsuits Over 100%-Healed Policies — via HR Daily Advisor. Social Media & Cyber Security. DDoS, IoT Top Cybersecurity Priorities for 45th President — via Krebs on Security.

One-Stop Compliance Shop – Top 20 Compliance Resources

Ultimate Software

At SHRM 2016, we launched our #PeopleFirstPodcast in an effort to help HR professionals thrive in their careers and in the HCM cloud. The 15-minute episode ends with a more serious discussion on cyber security. Mentioned in the podcast, here are 20 of our favorite compliance resources—including information from SHRM, HR influencers who are compliance experts, employment lawyers, additional resources discussed during the episode, and a few others to round out the list!