Happy Friday before the Super Bowl that should have seen the Saints playing the Patriots.  Check out this week’s Compliance News Flash with blurbs about:

  • E-Verify and what employers need to do now that it is again operational.
  • The Form I-9 and tools to assist with determining if documents presented are acceptable.
  • The CFPB and

Check out this week’s Compliance News Flash with quick reads about:

  • Background screening operations in Canada and capturing consent.
  • Colorado’s new law safeguarding personal data.
  • Homeland Security and increased workplace investigations.
  • GDPR (need I say anything more for those working on this?).
  • Termination of Temporary Protected Status and work authorization.

Any questions please contact me

Annually my law firm publishes a checklist of legal issues we believe will be relevant in 2017.  To view the list click here.

In no particular order of importance this year’s list includes the following, with brief write-ups by AGG lawyers:

  1. Wage and Hour
  2. Non-GAAP Financial Measures
  3. Ban the Box
  4. EU-U.S. Privacy Shield
  5. Immigration

Human Resources professionals have one more item to add to their compliance checklist – ensuring the lawful transfer of employee, consumer or customer personal data from the European Union (“EU”) to the United States. 

To unravel this compliance requirement let’s start with a hypothetical transfer of personal data from location A to location B for

European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) Giovanni Buttarelli issued his formal opinion on the EU- US Privacy Shield, arguing that while it’s a step in the right direction, “robust improvements” are needed.  The EDPS is an independent advisor/institution and this opinion, along with its recommendations, is geared primarily to the European Commission.

A notable criticism is

The full text of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield (“Privacy Shield”) framework is now available.   Privacy Shield was “designed by the U.S. Department of Commerce and European Commission to provide companies on both sides of the Atlantic with a mechanism to comply with EU data protection requirements when transferring personal data from the European Union