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Suppose a union asks their bargaining unit’s employer for a list of names of all employees who have been exposed to or tested positive for COVID-19: Must the employer provide the requested medical information?

July 14, 2020

The guiding principle for employers to follow when asking or talking about individual employees’ health concerns is “data minimization.” In other words, employers should collect and share employee health information only to the extent necessary to protect the workforce from COVID-19 exposure and should keep those records confidential.

March 23, 2020
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Data protection law is quickly becoming a legal-compliance headache for many companies. As companies and their customers have continued to store more data in the cloud, that data has become a…

February 15, 2019
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On January 25, 2019, OSHA issued a final rule rescinding the Obama administration’s requirements that employers with more than 250 employees must electronically submit their logs of Work-Related…

February 12, 2019
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In Illinois, the state’s Supreme Court just issued a significant ruling regarding the state’s biometric information privacy act , holding that a plaintiff need not prove actual harm from improperly…

January 31, 2019
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On September 1st, a new data protection law took effect in Colorado. The statute requires Colorado employers to implement procedures to protect and eventually destroy employees’ personally…

September 4, 2018
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A few weeks ago in this blog, my colleague Martin Luff discussed how buyers of businesses are increasingly using “Weinstein reps” in corporate transactional agreements in order to ensure that they…

August 30, 2018
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When talking about background checks in the first two parts of this series, we focused our attention on “consumer” or “investigative” reports an employer might obtain from a third-party company that…

August 16, 2018
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When I first started practicing law, only a few of my clients conducted background checks on prospective hires. Today, my clients who don’t conduct background checks are the exception.

July 26, 2018
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With many media channels and American businesses still wondering about Brexit, we wanted to cut through the noise and answer questions about recent UK and EU developments and what impact they might…

July 10, 2018
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Cloud storage is easy to set up, very shareable, accessible on an iPhone, and thus commonplace in workplaces across the country. The use of this technology, however, poses unique challenges for…

June 26, 2018
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Once upon a time, not so very long ago, employment lawyers like myself were warning our clients about certain policies and workplace rules that, despite being once considered common-sensical, had…

June 12, 2018