Privacy & Data Security
Employers must increasingly worry about a dizzying assortment of privacy rules within the workplace that can leave well-meaning employers vulnerable to potential lawsuits and enforcement actions. For example, the Massachusetts Privacy Act restricts the ability of employers in that state to take many formerly non-controversial measures that could be interpreted to constitute unreasonable intrusions into the personal and private life of their employees. In addition to state laws, employers also must comply with federal protections frequently implicated by hiring and human resources practices, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), and the Federal Wiretap Statute. In many cases, employers have affirmative obligations to ensure that private data remains confidential and secure. Employers must also comply with the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). Increasingly, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has expanded NLRA protections to cover employee privacy on and off the worksite.
Our firm doesn’t just keep abreast of changes in workplace privacy law; we take a proactive approach to stay ahead of current developments. Our attorneys can help employers draft policies and procedures that comply with state and federal privacy laws and can provide advice to ensure that employers achieve their goals related to security, due diligence, and investigations without violating relevant privacy rules. We also advise employers on best practices to ensure that private information stays secure and confidential. If a privacy violation has already been alleged, our attorneys are experienced litigators.
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If you need legal assistance related to a workplace privacy issue, don’t hesitate to contact the experienced attorneys at the Law Offices of Wyatt & Associates. Our firm routinely assists employers of all sizes in ensuring legal compliance related to workplace privacy policies and practices. If privacy violations have already been alleged, our attorneys can help craft a strong legal defense before any claim is filed or zealously defend employers during litigation. Calling upon our significant industry experience, we can help employers navigate the challenges of the modern workforce.