Archive for the ‘Privacy’ Category

Posting an Employee’s Photo Online

Can I choose to post photos of my employees on my company’s website and social media page? Do I need each employee’s consent first? What if an employee refuses? Posting photos of your employees on the internet can raise serious privacy concerns in California. Some employees may be happy to see their smiling faces online, […]

19 Feb 19 - Privacy - Ellen Savage, J.D. - No CommentsRead More »

CalChamber Fighting Unlimited Access to Employer Documents

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that allows organizations unaffiliated with the employer to access an undefined and potentially unlimited scope of employer internal documents awaits action by the state Senate. AB 978 (Limón; D-Goleta) also circumvents the rulemaking process now underway to provide employees access to their employer’s Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP). In response […]

15 Aug 17 - Injury and Illness Prevention, Privacy - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

email, scam, phishing

IRS to Payroll and HR: Beware of W-2 Scams

This week, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued an alert to payroll and human resources professionals to warn them about an email scam. The IRS issued the alert because the agency received new notifications that the email scam, which first emerged last year, is again working its way across the country. The IRS is urging […]

26 Jan 17 - Privacy, Record Retention - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

IRS Warns Payroll and HR to Watch Out for W-2 Scams

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) today issued an alert to payroll and human resources professionals to beware of an emerging phishing email scheme that purports to be from company executives and requests personal information on employees. This scheme has already caught several in its trap, as payroll and human resources offices mistakenly email payroll data […]

1 Mar 16 - Privacy - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

EEOC Targets Illegal Medical History Inquiries

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently settled a charge alleging that a class of job applicants was subjected to illegal medical exams and family medical history inquiries. The employer will pay $187,500 to settle the lawsuit. The EEOC brought charges against a Southern California seed and fertilizer company on behalf of a class of […]

17 Nov 14 - Discrimination, Hiring, Privacy - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »