Brian Hall partners with employers of all sizes – from small family-owned businesses to multi-national Fortune 500 companies – to help them effectively manage the issues they face on a daily basis in an increasingly regulated workplace. Brian focuses much of his practice on educating and assisting employers in their use of 21st century technology in their workplaces and its impact on cybersecurity, employee privacy, and trade secret protection.
Back in the 1960’s, legendary bluesman Muddy Waters wrote a song called “You Can’t Lose What You Ain’t Never Had.” Now, it is Sony Pictures that is singing the blues, as damages continue to mount following the cyber attack on its data networks just before Thanksgiving. A shadowy group with possible connections to the North … Continue Reading
Saman Rajaee was a salesman for Design Tech Homes. He used his personal iPhone to connect to his employer’s Microsoft Exchange Server, which allowed him to access his work-related email, contacts and calendar from his phone. Design Tech did not have a BYOD policy. When Rajaee’s employment terminated, Design Tech remotely wiped his phone, which … Continue Reading
The recent data breaches at Target, Home Depot, and Jimmy John’s have kept data privacy and security in the news lately. But from a legal perspective, there has never been much that the victims of these breaches could do to obtain a remedy in the absence of actual proof of identity or other theft. Indeed, … Continue Reading
Two recent decisions – one from the federal district court in New Jersey and one from a federal Administrative Law Judge – potentially will have significant impact on the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) enforcement of business’s data security obligations. (Read more about these cases here and here.) FTC v. Wyndam Worldwide In FTC v. Wyndham Worldwide … Continue Reading
When we think about the issues that employers have been struggling with relating to employee use of personal mobile devices for work, thoughts of data security, trade secret protection, record retention, and even FLSA compliance immediately come to mind — or at least my mind. But, I bet you wouldn’t anticipate what allegedly happened in Lazette … Continue Reading
According to a news release issued by the university, a Kansas State University study to be published in the journal Computers in Human Behavior concludes that between 60% and 80% of the time spent by people on the internet at work has “nothing to do with work.” The study, which was profiled yesterday on The Today … Continue Reading