Archive for the ‘Privacy’ Category

Don’t forget about the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) when developing an employee temperature check procedure!

Does the California Consumer Privacy Act Prevent Me From Checking Employees’ Temperatures?

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect our economy, business owners are trying their best to ensure that employees returning to the workplace are safe to resume their duties, particularly when those duties involve interactions with other people. For this reason, many businesses are implementing safety procedures that often include temperature checks for employees resuming […]

29 Apr 20 - COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Privacy - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Modified Draft California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) Regulations Released

On February 10, the California Attorney General released modified proposed California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) regulations that offer some needed guidance on how employers can comply with the act. CCPA Background On January 1, 2020, the CCPA went into effect, aiming to change the state’s consumer data collection rules to give consumers more control over […]

20 Feb 20 - Privacy - James W. Ward - No CommentsRead More »

California Consumer Privacy Act — Employers Need to Be Ready January 1

Starting January 1, 2020, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) significantly changes California’s consumer data collection rules and give consumers more control over how businesses use their personal information. However, the broad language of the CCPA arguably encompasses employees and job applicants, including employment data. Although employment data has a one-year exemption, employers covered by […]

9 Dec 19 - Privacy - James W. Ward - No CommentsRead More »

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 »