Tag: confidentiality

State Agencies and Breastfeeding On March 14, 2019, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed legislation (H.B. 1916) requiring the Virginia Department of Human Resource Management to develop state personnel policies that provide break time for nursing mothers to express breast milk. These policies require an agency to provide nursing mothers with both: A reasonable break time…

Question: Who in our company, besides our HR department, should have access to background and drug screening records for new hires? Answer: A general best practice for any employment-related information is that only those with a business need to know should have access to employee’s background and drug-screening test results. Employers should also review relevant…

Question: Can you provide standard wording for our outgoing emails that address privacy and confidentiality? We are a California employer. Answer: Federal and state laws do not require employers to issue privacy statements in their outgoing emails. However, it is a common practice and is designed as a deterrent to breaching confidential information. We typically…