FTC Finalizes Settlement with Data Center Over Privacy Shield Allegations

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On October 28, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – a government agency that is America’s primary privacy and data security enforcer – finalized a settlement with a data storage services company that allegedly deceived consumers about its participation in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework that allows…

OSHA Proposes Penalties Totaling $1.6 Million for Coronavirus Violations

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On October 23, 2020, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced it had cited 112 establishments for violations relating to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) that resulted in proposed penalties totaling $1,603,544 since the start of the pandemic through October 15, 2020, according to a news release from…

Appeals Court Rules Uber and Lyft Must Stop Classifying Drivers as Contractors

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On October 22, 2020, a California appeals court ruled in a unanimous decision that Uber and Lyft must comply with a preliminary injunction requiring them to stop classifying their drivers as independent contractors so they receive the same protections and benefits as other workers at the transportation…

EEOC Swears In Andrea R. Lucas as Commissioner

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On October 19, 2020, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – a federal government agency that advances opportunity in the workplace by enforcing federal laws prohibiting emp­loyment discrimination – announced that Andrea R. Lucas was sworn in as a Commissioner of the EEOC. “I look forward…