Existing laws prohibit an employer from discharging, discriminating, or retaliating against an employee who is a victim of domestic violence or sexual assault for taking time off from work in connection with court proceedings...more
We are frequently asked how long an employer should retain employment records. Employers need to keep them as long as they are required, but obviously don’t want to retain and store any records longer than they have to....more
State and city legislatures throughout the country have been busy recently—passing a variety of laws affecting private employers. From sick leave to the right to bring guns to work, these laws will affect the way that...more
In case you missed it, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) posted Report of Findings #2013-004 (dated July 18, 2013) on November 4, 2013 relating to an access inquiry by a former employee of a bank under...more
Connecticut’s Public Act 13-176, An Act Concerning Employee Access to Personnel Files, goes into effect on October 1. The new law amends Connecticut’s employee personnel file law and changes employers’ obligations and the...more
In the immortal words of Stephen Covey, the genius who convinced us to micro-organize our lives into fifteen minute increments, "Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying...more
On June 21, 2013, Governor Dannel Malloy signed into law a measure that makes major changes to Connecticut’s Personnel Files Act....more
Connecticut has added several burdensome obligations to state statutes that give employees the right to inspect, copy and rebut their personnel files. At the urging of legal aid lawyers and other employee advocates, the...more
Welcome to a new feature of Privacy & Security Matters – Privacy Monday.
We will start your week with a fresh collection of privacy tidbits, goofs and gaffes....more
On June 2, 2013, the Connecticut General Assembly gave final approval to Senate Bill 910, titled "An Act Concerning Employee Access to Personnel Files" ("Act"). ...more
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