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“Don’t hit my something with your nothing” with Tammy Cohen and Akemi Sue Fisher

“Don’t hit my something with your nothing.” Some of my father’s favored words were “Don’t hit my something with your nothing.” In our family, you always had to have an alternate idea if you were going to complain about plans or disagree with someone’s opinions. A few years back I realized the power of that […]


Background Screening: Trends and Uses in Today’s Global Economy

This report reveals emerging trends in who is being screened and how often, what elements go into a background check and the increasing value of international screening capabilities. Download this guide here.


Moody’s Confirms KYC Blockchain Platform is Credit Positive

Moody’s Investors Service had deemed a know-your-customer (KYC) blockchain platform credit positive for financial institutions in the United Arab Emirates. Developed for a consortium of six major UAE banks in partnership with Norbloc, the solution is expected to launch in the first quarter of 2020. With an aim to improve compliance and lenders’ regulatory frameworks, […]


Working from Home? Here are 12 Steps to Reduce Data Privacy and Security Risk

Risks, including pandemic-related phishing emails, increased pressure on network architecture, and user oversight, all are on the rise with the increase in businesses instituting widespread remote work policies and procedures. In order to mitigate the data privacy and security risks associated with remote work, 12 measures can be taken by employers when responding to COVID-19. […]


Data Privacy Act Sponsors Seek to Bring GDPR Requirements to Wisconsin

Modeled after the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Wisconsin Data Privacy Act includes three bills that work together to regulate what data a company may collect on an individual, when the company may collect it, how the company may use it, to whom the company may give it, and how long the company […]


The 2019 Honig Act Means New Obligations for New Jersey Employers Around Cannabis at Work

In July 2019, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law the Jake Honig Compassionate Use Medical Cannabis Act, replacing the existing Compassionate Use of Medical Marijuana Act (CUMMA). The previous Act contained language that stated that “Nothing in [CUMMA] shall be construed to require … an employer to accommodate the medical use of marijuana […]


Florida Medical Marijuana Users May Soon Become Protected Class Under State Employment

Although more than 300,000 Floridians have become medical marijuana users under the protection of the state’s laws, employers with operations in Florida have not had to contend with providing accommodations to employees who happen to be medical marijuana users. Anti-retaliation provisions in the state may soon be changing, with both chambers of the Florida Legislature […]




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