New York Labor And Employment Law Report

New York Labor And Employment Law Report

Category Archives: Cybersecurity

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Cybersecurity and Employee Benefit Plan Fiduciary Duties: Going Beyond HIPAA

Posted in Cybersecurity, Employee Benefits
It seems as though we hear about new cybersecurity issues every day — from traditional hacking incidents to the increasingly sophisticated phishing, malicious apps and websites, social engineering, and ransomware attacks.  Employee benefit plan sponsors likely have a fiduciary duty to ensure participant information and plan assets are protected from the growing number of cyber… Continue Reading

Preventing Unauthorized Access to and Disclosure of Confidential Employee Information

Posted in Cybersecurity, Data Privacy, Employee Privacy
Inherent in all employment relationships is the fact that employers are privy to all sorts of confidential information about their employees.  For example, in order to do something as simple as paying an employee’s wages, an employer will generally need to know the employee’s social security number, and, in cases of direct wage deposit, will… Continue Reading