As reported by our sister blog, Privacy and Security Matters, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a game changer, and it is likely to impact US based companies who do business in the EU, even if they don’t have a office or employees located there. We will present an in-person seminar in Boston (November 28), New York (November 29) and Washington, DC (November 30) to address GDPR compliance. You can register here.

Written by Michael Arnold

As use of social media and other technologies continue to raise serious employment-related privacy issues in the workplace, expect to see a flurry of activity in 2014 from federal and state legislatures, administrative bodies and courthouses throughout the country addressing those issues.  Here are five developments that we are monitoring (pun intended) as we enter the New Year.

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Written by Michael Arnold

The nation’s broadest anti-discrimination law just got broader – now requiring employers to provide reasonable accommodations to pregnant employees. Existing Federal, state and city laws already protect women against pregnancy discrimination, but none went so far as to require reasonable accommodations. (Remember: the Americans with Disabilities Act, while requiring employers to reasonably accommodate those with qualified disabilities, does not view pregnancy itself as a qualified disability.)

Continue Reading New York City Council Amends New York City Human Rights Law to Require Employers to Provide Reasonable Accommodations to Pregnant Employees

By Michael S. Arnold

Four years ago, New York enacted a Social Security Number Protection Law, N.Y. Gen. Bus. Law, §399-dd, aimed at combating identity theft by requiring employers to better safeguard employee social security numbers in their possession.  (Click here for our summary of the law).  Now, New York is going one step further with its passage of two new Social Security Number Protection laws.

Continue Reading New York Enhances Employee and Consumer Privacy Rights Under its Social Security Number Protection Law