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Handbook and Policy Gift from the National Labor Relations Board

Starting the new year with a gift to employers, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) issued a decision overturning its prior, controversial standard for reviewing employee handbooks and policies.

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Proposed bill imposes stiff penalties and compensates consumers for data breaches

Last September, shortly after Equifax disclosed a massive data breach, regulatory agencies moved quickly to adopt regulations intended to better protect consumers from data breaches.  Last week, Congress took a first step toward codifying such protections.

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Taxpayer Advocate Says 1023-EZ Presents Concerns

Taxpayer advocate Nina Olson has sharply criticized Form 1023-EZ in her 2017 Annual Report to Congress released on January 10.

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Jail time for concealing a data breach? The Uber breach raises the stakes again in relation to breach response.

On November 30, three Senate Democrats introduced the now third pending bill concerning data breach response and substantive data security requirements, all three of which came in the wake of the Uber and Equifax data breaches, and the stunning revelation that Uber hid the breach for over a year.  Indeed, as is now well known, Uber went so far as to pay a hacker or hackers to conceal the breach and delete the compromised data.

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Friendly Reminder: NYS Minimum Wage Rate and Minimum Salary Level for Exempt Employees to Undergo Second Round of Increases on December 31, 2017

In 2016, the New York State Department of Labor adopted a schedule of increases to both the minimum wage rate and the minimum salary level for exempt executive and administrative employees. 

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