What’s trending on NP Privacy Partner



May 12, 2017

NP Privacy Partner

Author(s): Stephanie M. Caffera, Christopher G. Gegwich, Steven M. Richard, Christopher J. Moro

Employer’s right to drug free workplace outweighs employee’s right to privacy, NLRB upholds termination of employee who hurled obscenities at management representative, FBI warns universities of fraud schemes, and FTC launches website to help small businesses combat cyber attacks. Here’s what’s trending in data privacy and cybersecurity.

Consumer Privacy

West Virginia employer’s right to drug free workplace outweighs employee’s right to privacy in the workplace

On April 26, 2017, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice signed into law the West Virginia Safer Workplace Act (the “Act”), which authorizes employers to drug test their workforce and take adverse employment actions for positive results.—Christopher G. Gegwich and Christopher J. Moro

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Employee/Workplace Privacy

Not so fast: NLRB upholds termination of employee who hurled obscenities at management representative

Our Employment Law alert offers guidance to employers on best practices in the face of conflicting and evolving decisions regarding employee social media use.—Stephanie M. Caffera, Christopher G. Gegwich, Alexander E. Gallin

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Threat Alerts & Guidance

FBI warns of fraud schemes targeting universities and their students

Universities and students are common targets for phishing and social engineering scams.—Steven M. Richard

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Cybersecurity

FTC launches website to help small businesses avoid scams and cyber attacks

The FTC’s new website offers practical and informative guidance on how small businesses can identify, prevent, and respond to cyber threats. —Steven M. Richard

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