All Items: Employee Privacy

  • New York Passes Even More New Employment Laws

    September 21, 2023

    New York will soon require employers to provide employees notice of unemployment benefits, prohibit employers from demanding social media or email logins, and increase the weekly salary threshold for exemptions from wage payment laws.

  • California Investigating Data Privacy Compliance Despite Enforcement Delay

    July 27, 2023

    California's Attorney General is conducting investigative information-gathering on large employers' compliance with the state's employee data privacy law.

  • Illinois Supreme Court: Each Biometric Scan of Employees Is a Separate Violation

    February 24, 2023

    The Illinois Supreme Court has held that employers commit a separate violation of the state's Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) each time they scan an employee's biometric information without the required notice or consent, potentially making BIPA missteps much more costly for employers.

  • Jury Awards $228 Million in Novel Illinois Biometric Privacy Case

    October 13, 2022

    In the first-ever biometric privacy class action to go to trial in Illinois, a federal jury in Chicago has awarded $228 million to a group of more than 45,000 truck drivers.

  • End of Roe Raises Questions for Employers

    June 27, 2022

    In the wake of the Supreme Court's decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, which held that the Constitution does not protect a right to abortion, employers face challenges in areas ranging from benefit plans to social media to off-duty conduct policies and more.

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News: HR and legal considerations for employers regarding employee privacy. Privacy issue guidance on subjects such as social media and surveillance.