The Employer's Guide to Workplace Privacy examines workplace issues most likely to raise privacy concerns, including:
• Employee and applicant tests
• Confidentiality and access issues, involving employee records
• Employee and applicant investigations
• Employees' off-duty activities
• Employee monitoring and surveillance
• Employer's confidential and proprietary information
The guide addresses privacy law throughout the United States and offers strategies for managing privacy issues. There are numerous, updated state law summaries, including background investigations, immigration, marijuana use, smoking, cell phone use, meetings involving political speech, and other topics.
The guide also includes easily reproducible employer checklists for medical and psychological testing, skills testing, criminal history checks, credit investigations, medical records privacy, and other topics. There are over a dozen sample policies, including smoking, personal appearance, interpersonal relationships, workplace searches, and more.
Updates and improvements in the 15th edition include:
• An update on state medical marijuana laws
• An updated discussion of social media privacy laws
• A new subsection on local “ban-the-box” ordinances limiting employers from requesting criminal history information from job applicants
• A discussion of an important NLRB ruling on employee use of employer e-mail systems for personal communications on workplace issues
• A new section discussing “bring your own device” (BYOD) programs where employers allow employees to use their personal mobile devices for work-related purposes
• An updated section on security breach notification laws