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The Privileged Cyber Investigation: Ensuring Non-Lawyers Understand the Essentials

The attorney-client privilege and the work-product doctrine are both well known among practitioners in the U.S., but these concepts are not always well understood. In the context of investigating a suspected cyber incident or auditing the security of your systems, it is important not only for counsel to understand these …

New Guidance for Employers Conducting Background Checks

Employers who investigate workers’ criminal or credit backgrounds may want to review federal guidelines released March 10.

The joint publication of the Federal Trade Commission and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission provides detailed guidance for employers who check into the criminal or credit histories of applicants or employees. “Background

San Francisco Enacts Employee Privacy Ordinance

A new San Francisco ordinance will prohibit employers and city contractors from asking job applicants about their criminal histories until after they conduct a live interview or make a conditional offer of employment. When the ordinance takes effect in August, San Francisco will join the ranks of 10 states and …

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