On Saturday, the Connecticut General Assembly gave final approval of several revisions to the state’s Personnel Files Act law. Governor Malloy is expected to approve of the measure.
Public hospital districts may not disclose certain records created during closed-door meetings about hospital privileging decisions, the Washington Supreme Court recently held in Cornu-Labat v. Hospital Dist. No. 2 Grant...more
Effective July 1, 2013, Virginia employers will be prohibited from releasing or communicating any personal identifying information of any current or former employee to a third party unless required by a court order, by a...more
Employers in two recent EEOC cases were sanctioned by federal courts for destroying employee records. These rulings illustrate the need for employers to develop and implement document retention procedures to avoid costly...more
With the recent enactment of Assembly Bill 2674 (which became effective on January 1, 2013) and the corresponding amendments to California Labor Code section 1198.5, the legislature has clarified the extent of an employee’s...more
As a resource to our clients, the Labor, Employment and Workplace Safety team at K&L Gates has summarized major legislative changes and key cases affecting employers in 2013 in certain key states in which we...more
In this issue:
-Inspection of Personnel Records (AB 2674)
-Wage Statements (AB1744)
-Disclosure of Social Media Passwords (AB 1844)
-Criminal History Information Requirements (AB 2343)
In this, the second of our series of posts on new laws affecting Labor & Employment law, we review changes to employees’ rights to privacy and access to their personnel files. ...more
After the Mayans failed to predict the end of the world on December 21, 2012, it became apparent that California employers would have to comply with a string of new laws that take effect on January 1, 2013. Here is a summary...more
The California legislature was particularly busy this past session in enacting new laws that directly affect employers in 2013. The new laws address a wide variety of topics, including social media protections for employees;...more
Employment Bulletin -
We wish all of our clients and friends a happy and prosperous New Year. This annual report from Greenberg Glusker’s Employment Department summarizes the new laws that will affect California...more
Under Act No. 822, and upon written request by an employee, the LWC may make available the employee’s wage and employer information, but for lending purposes, tenant screening and insurance underwriting only. This information...more
With the New Year comes a slew of California employment regulations that every company conducting business in the Golden State must follow.
Unless otherwise stated, the following Assembly bills (ABs) go into effect...more
This fall, the California Legislature and Governor passed a number of changes to California employment laws, most of which take effect on Jan. 1. Below is a summary of the changes most likely to have a practical impact on...more
In an earlier blog post, I addressed how to respond to a former employee’s demand for a copy of a personnel file. In response to recent changes in the law, please read this update to my former post.
The following timely...more
In This Issue:
- When Social Media Becomes Anti-Social
- SB1255: A New Law That Lacks Common Sense
- Employees Given Greater Access to Personnel Records
- New Law Halts Explicit Mutual Wage Agreements
Governor Jerry Brown recently signed bills enacting several new employment statutes. Below are brief explanations of these new laws that affect employers in California. It should be noted that the Governor vetoed AB 1450,...more
Effective January 1, 2013, the California Labor Code, which was amended in 2012, will have specific requirements regarding the rights of employees to view their personnel records. In response to the changes in the law, please...more
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