California Employment Law Report

California Employment Law Report

The latest litigation trends, court decisions, & issues on California Employment Law

Tag Archives: Labor Code 980

Reminder: Webinar On Social Media Under California Law Tomorrow

Posted in About the California Employment Law Report, Best Practices For California Employers, New Cases, Technology & Law
This will be one of our most attended webinars, and there is still time to sign up. The webinar will cover legal issues facing California employers under the new Labor Code section prohibiting employers from asking applicants and employees for social media passwords, privacy issues when conducting background checks, alternatives to social media policies, and… Continue Reading

Can California employers monitor employees’ internet usage under new Labor Code section 980?

Posted in Best Practices For California Employers, Employee Handbooks, New Cases, Technology & Law
California passed a new law taking effect January 1, 2013 that prohibits employers from “requiring or requesting” employees and applicants to provide their passwords to social media accounts. This law was passed after a few cases made the news where employers were actually asking for this information. As I argued before, this law was probably… Continue Reading

Zuckerberg’s lesson in online privacy – does it exist?

Posted in Best Practices For California Employers, Employee Handbooks, New Cases, Technology & Law
There was a good reminder to everyone over Christmas about online “privacy.” Randi Zuckerberg, the sister of Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted a picture of her and her family on FB, and it was shared by another person on twitter. The photo was one of the Zuckerberg family using Facebook’s new Poke functionality… Continue Reading
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