Tag: confidentiality

Nondisclosure or Confidentiality Agreements and Sexual Assault On February 22, 2019, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed legislation (H.B. 1820) enacting a new law prohibiting employers from requiring an employee or a prospective employee to execute or renew any provision in a nondisclosure or confidentiality agreement that has the purpose or effect of concealing the details…

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…