The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Civil Rights (“OCR”), announced on October 2, 2019, that it had entered into a settlement with a private dental practice that had violated the HIPAA Privacy Rule by posting patient protected health information (“PHI”) on Yelp. The OCR received a complaint in 2016 from a
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Online Hostile Environment?
By A. Edward Hardin, Jr. on
Posted in General Litigation, Labor and Employment Law
Social media use by employees, and employers’ social media policies, continue to appear in the legal headlines. Much of the recent news coverage has touched on action by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and its assessment of employer social media policies. However, recent legal action in Pennsylvania does not address the NLRB and its…