Malware Is Surging: How Can Employers Avoid Being Swamped?

Experts recently released a report of malware attacks on U.S. organizations of varying sizes. They found that 46 percent of respondents experienced an attack that had significant repercussions on their business operations. These attacks included ransomware, distributed denial of service (DDoS), and advanced persistent threats (APT) like keyloggers or phishing. The report indicates organizations spend…

The Fraudster In The Office Next Door

KPMG, a global tax and financial auditing firm, recently released a study that examines the characteristics of workplace participants who commit fraud. The study, which evaluated 750 cases of fraud, found that 44 percent of cases involved a fraudster who had “unlimited authority” in their organization. In fact, 34 percent of the fraudsters were executives…

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…

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…

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…