Archive for the ‘Privacy’ Category

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 »

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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 »