Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer LLC

5 Aug 2014

Employee Password Protection

A new law affecting Louisiana employers went into effect August 1, 2014. It is known as the “Personal Online Account Privacy Protection Act” and is designed to prevent employers from forcing disclosure of passwords and other access information to personal…

21 Oct 2013

Use of Criminal Background Checks

The EEOC is focusing on the use of arrest and conviction records in employment decisions.  According to the EEOC’s Enforcement Guidance, an employer’s use of an individual’s criminal history in making employment decisions may violate Title VII. Distinctions are made…

8 Oct 2013

Preference Actions in Bankruptcy

If you received payments from a now bankrupt entity during the preference period you may be subject to a Preference Action seeking recovery of all payments during that period, most commonly 90 days prior to the date the bankruptcy was…

21 Feb 2013

Identity Theft and Data Security Breach Notifications

In response to the growing threat of unauthorized access and/or use of personal information, Louisiana, along with at least 12 other states, has enacted security breach notification laws.  In essence, these statutes create a duty upon any person conducting business…

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