Human Resources and Payroll should advise employees in their departments to be on the lookout for the latest tax season phishing scam designed to steal employees’ tax related information and social security numbers. Given the regular frequency of these types of attacks, employers should be taking appropriate steps to safeguard employee Personally Identifiable Information (“PII”). At a minimum, Human Resources should have in place written policies regarding the handling of employee PII and provide training designed to protect employee PII against a data breach. Because Human Resources works with employee PII on an everyday basis, it may be the best … Continue Reading
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It’s bad enough that the number of security breaches of patient protected health information appears to be skyrocketing. But it feels downright creepy when the breach is at the hands of a hacker, as was the recent attack by Eastern European hackers that breached almost 800,000 Medicaid recipients in Utah.
And while a lot of hackers are attacking EHRs to steal the … Continue Reading
On April 5, 2012, President Obama signed into law the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act or JOBS Act. In light of the sharp decline in the number of companies entering the U.S. capital markets through IPOs over the last ten years, Congress recognized a need for this legislation since small companies are critical to economic growth and job creation. To promote growth and assist small companies in gaining access to capital, the JOBS Act amends the securities laws in several ways, which include the following:
(i) Establishes a new category of issuers known as “Emerging Growth Companies” (EGCs) which are … Continue Reading