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When weather goes bad: Wage and hour considerations

Tornadoes. Blizzards. Hail storms. Ice storms. Bad weather is just, well, bad. Not only is it annoying but it can really affect an organization's ability to function, especially if the workplace can’t open or employees can't get to it. But bad weather may not mean that payroll concerns stop being an issue.

Threat Intelligence: Increased Iranian cyber threats, a new enterprise-targeting ransomware, and more

Increased cybersecurity risks as tensions rise between the U.S. and Iran, the debut of a sophisticated new enterprise-targeting ransomware, and severe vulnerabilities threatening Windows 10 users are the big news items in this edition of Threat Intelligence.

How the California Consumer Privacy Act can impact employers in the Midwest and worldwide

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is the most consequential privacy legislation the United States has seen and is often compared to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for its comprehensive approach to privacy protection, as well as the impact it will have on businesses worldwide. Many employers in the Midwest may not realize how their business may be impacted the CCPA. The act has a wide scope that may extend well beyond California, and major enforcement actions and class-action lawsuits can stem from CCPA noncompliance for employers nationwide.