Your Cyber Security Rests on Your Weakest Link and Your Lawyers

According to the Association of Corporate Counsel, “employee error” is the most common cause of data security breaches for employers. Other common causes of security breaches included insiders stealing company data and phishing attacks. The survey of 1,000 in-house lawyers for organizations in 30 countries found that most respondents anticipate that their role in cybersecurity,…

The Hyatt Data Breach: What It Means for Employers and Employees

A number of hospitality firms were victimized by hackers in 2015. On November 30th, Hyatt Hotels discovered that hackers “managed to breach its network, access the payment processing system and possibly steal payment-card information belonging to visitors.” The spokesperson for the hotel chain did not give details about the scope of the attack: how many…

IRS Grants Extension for 6055 and 6056 Reporting

On Dec. 28, 2015, the IRS announced that it is granting an automatic extension for the 2015 information returns required of insurers, employers and certain other providers of Minimum Essential Coverage (MEC) under Section 6055 and 6056 of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC). Coverage providers that need more time now have until March 31 to…