Is Your Computer Part Of A Botnet? How Can You Tell?

Researchers at a security software firm have discovered a spam campaign that targets Skype users and infects computer systems with a malware trojan. The campaign is currently affecting users in India, Japan and the Philippines, but is expected to quickly extend to other countries. The attack sends a message to Skype users that incorporates Japanese…

New Overtime Rules Are Here: Their Impact And What Employers Need To Consider

For over a year, employers have been told “a change was coming,” and now it is here with the Department of Labor’s new rule for overtime for white-collar workers (the administrative, executive, and professional exemptions). The rule becomes effective on December 1, 2016. https://www.dol.gov/WHD/overtime/final2016/overtime-factsheet.htm Here’s the deal: If, on December 1, you have an exempt…

Hacking the Human: Social Engineering

Virtually every business relies on a network to conduct its daily operations. This often involves the collection, storage, transfer and eventual disposal of sensitive data. Securing that data continues to be a challenge for organizations of all sizes and across multiple business sectors. Social Security numbers, W-2 forms, payment cards and intellectual property have significant…

Insure My Road Trip

  Buying travel insurance, no matter the mode of transportation, is a purchase decision that changes with each scheduled trip. When we discuss our travel insurance plans, they typically are geared for travelers flying to a destination or taking a cruise. Travelers don’t always take a plane or ship to reach their destination, some plan…

EEOC Publishes Its Position On Employees With Disabilities, Return-to-Work And Leave

According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), there has been a “troubling trend” in employment discrimination with regard to how employees with disabilities are treated in the workplace. Charges of disability discrimination are on the rise, and the EEOC believes that organizational policies on disability leave are a key factor in that increase. In…

Department of Labor Releases Final Rule Regarding Overtime Exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act

Recently, the Department of Labor (DOL) released its final regulations making changes to Part 541, governing overtime exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Here are the key elements of the new regulation that you need to know now: 1. Salary Threshold Changed to $913/week ($47,476 per year) This threshold doubles the current salary threshold…

Cyber Liabilities Loom for Small Businesses

Each year new technologies, and improvements on old ones, come along to make our jobs easier and enhance productivity. Today it is easier than ever to store and retrieve personal financial information, but protecting that information poses increasing challenges. Security in cyber space is something everyone needs to be concerned about. “Statistically speaking, just about…