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First introduced in 2015 and signed into law in June 2016, an amendment to the Massachusetts Public Records Law (M.G.L. c.66) now makes the state’s Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation (OCABR) online Data Breach Notification Archive available to the public.

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On November 14, 2016, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) released a revised version of Form I-9. The Form I-9 is a tool that employers must use to verify the identity and employment authorization for individuals hired in the United States.

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New York State employers will ring in the New Year with increases to the hourly minimum wage rate and minimum salary level for exempt employees. The increases will take effect Saturday, December 31, 2016.

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In response to the uniformly negative feedback it received from industry participants and interested parties, the New York State Department of Financial Services has modified its proposed cyber security regulations and delayed their start date by two months.

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The new cybersecurity regulations proposed by the New York State Department of Financial Services are sweeping in scope and quite complex.  

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