1. JD Supra Morning Brief: HIPAA Violations, Fiscal Cliff, Mexican Cartels, Twinkie Defense

    There’s nothing like a piping hot cup of JD Supra Morning Brief to start your week off on the right foot: 

    If you’re one of the 60% of employers who have not yet adopted a social media policy, this video can help you get started (Miller Canfield

    Earlier this year, the Alaska Dept of Health and Social Services and the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary each paid more than $1 million for violating HIPAA’s Security Rule. Let that be a lesson to you (Lewis and Roca

    Want to keep communications with your spouse out of the courtroom? Then don’t send emails from a work computer… (BakerHostetler

    That ‘ole Fiscal Cliff just keeps drawing nearing… (JD Supra Contributors

    Lawmakers want to resolve the “Independent Contractor v. Employee” problem with new legislation (Pepper Hamilton

    A new kind of Twinkie defense? The NLRB finds Hostess Brands committed several unfair labor practices during its negotiations with the bakers union (XpertHR

    It may be Happy Honda Days at the dealer, but the corporate office can’t be too pleased with the automaker’s latest recall (Demas Law Group

    HSBC must pay $1.92 billion to settle charges that the bank enabled Mexican cartels to launder drug proceeds (amongst other allegations) (Ballard Spahr

    New rules for testing the safety of children’s products go into effect on early 2013 (Duane Morris

    Rough waters ahead for the Volcker Rule. Can it withstand the storm? (Shipkevich PLLC

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