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October 2009

If Your Employees Text While Driving, It Could Be Your Business That Crashes

Recent studies show that people who are reading or writing text messages while driving are 23 times more likely to crash. And most people agree that restricting the use of technology for sending and receiving text messages, emails, and other similar communications while driving makes sense. It is simply too dangerous. Effective Dec. 1, 2009, it will be unlawful to drive a motor vehicle and use a mobile telephone or …Read More

Ur Emp Shudnt Txt While Drving

We’ve all seen the headlines: “Driver in fatal crash was text messaging.” Reading or sending text messages on cell phone while driving is a dangerous practice, and as of December 1, 2009, an illegal one in North Carolina. Effective on that date, it will be unlawful to drive a motor vehicle and use a mobile telephone or other similar digital technology for email, texting, access to the Internet or games …Read More

FTC “Red Flags” May Apply

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued regulations which require financial institutions and creditor’s to develop and implement a written plan to prevent identity theft. Part of the goal of the FTC is to have businesses detect, prevent and mitigate identity theft. The new regulations become effective August 1, 2009. As stated by the FTC, “a creditor is any entity that regularly extends, renews or continues credit;” (FTC web site …Read More

Identify Theft and Beyond Is Your Company Compliant With North Carolina and Federal Law?

The primary purpose of the State law is to require businesses to offer common sense safeguards for the confidential information obtained by the business.

−Identify Theft and Beyond Is Your Company Compliant With North Carolina and Federal Law?

The North Carolina General Assembly  in 2005 passed a bill entitled “Identity  Theft Protection Act of 2005” and the law was amended in 2006. As you well know,  identity theft is a growing and serious  problem and it can be a problem for your  business. There are various parts to the State law which are important for you and your company to understand and comply with. Primarily, the law requires your company …Read More

Employment Policy Needed To Address Mobile Phone Usage While Driving

Restricting the use of technology for sending and receiving text messages, emails, and other similar communications while driving makes sense.

−Employment Policy Needed To Address Mobile Phone Usage While Driving

The Law In North Carolina, effective December 1, 2009, it will be unlawful to drive a motor vehicle and use a mobile telephone or other similar digital technology for email, texting, access to the internet or games. The law sets forth limitations as to what type of electronic information is or is not allowed while driving. The law makes it unlawful to Manually enter multiple letters  or text as a means of …Read More