Credit Check or no Credit Check for Employees?

May a Nevada employer request employee’s consumer credit report or require employees to submit to a credit check? By Jeff Whitehead. The answer might surprise as a result of 2013 changes to the law. The answer is yes and no. As a general rule, employers may not require employees to produce or to submit to … Continued

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Credit Security Freeze, by Jeff Whitehead

With the startling revelation that consumer information was hacked from EquiFax, consumers would be well-advised to investigate if their information is some of the information stolen. Depending on the state of your residence, you are also able to request a security freeze. http://www.ncsl.org/research/financial-services-and-commerce/consumer-report-security-freeze-state-statutes.aspx Nevada allows any consumer; New York allows any consumer, including a protected … Continued

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Why you don’t want to release protected health information unlawfully.

HIPAA and Violations Revisited By Jeffrey J. Whitehead, Esq. Some recent mistakes by a few of my clients encourage me to revisit what not to disclose in regards to PHI (“protected health information”) under HIPAA, and why you shouldn’t make unlawful disclosures. Penalties have often involved dismissal or being placed on leave for unlawful examination … Continued

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