An extraordinary amount of ink has been spilled regarding whether opportunity zones, the hot new incentive for investment in low income communities under the Tax Cut and Jobs Act, will in fact generate community benefits. (A recent New York Times cover story is particularly stinging.)
Continuing its renewed enforcement of the Child Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”), the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has reached a $170 million settlement with Google and YouTube for COPPA violations, surpassing the then-record $5.5 million settlement the FTC reached with Tik Tok less than 6 months ago.
Just in time for Labor Day weekend, the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) released its Paid Family Leave (PFL) employee premium rate and benefit level increase information for 2020.
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With hurricane season upon us, employers may be considering how they can help employees if disaster strikes. For employers desiring to aid employees affected by a disaster, there are a number of avenues available to assist during these times. However, employers should be aware of the tax implications of such assistance.
In a recent lawsuit filed this month in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, Delta Airlines brought suit against its website chat services provider, 7, stemming from a 2017 data breach suffered by 7 that affected approximately 800,000 of Delta’s customers. Specifically, Delta alleges in its complaint that an attacker gained access to 7’s networks and modified the source code of its chat services so that the attacker could “scrape” payment card information from customers as they used the chat feature available on Delta’s website.
On August 12, 2019, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation (S.6577/A.8421) that greatly expanded the protections for workplace discrimination and harassment. These additional protections come just a little over one year after the state enacted comprehensive legislation designed to combat sexual harassment.
Large business data breaches - like the one affecting 100 million Capital One credit card customers and applicants - remain commonplace, so much so that they are becoming accepted as the new normal in today’s climate of consumer dealings. They shouldn’t be.
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