On December 18, 2019, Hirschfeld Kraemer attorneys Kirstin Muller, Alison Hamer, Benjamin Treger, and China Westfall presented a one-hour webinar, “California Employment Laws 2020: Your Survival Guide.” The webinar provided a comprehensive overview of what employers need to know in order to stay in compliance in 2020. 2019 was a remarkable year in California employment law. Sacramento lawmakers…

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Overview The California Consumer Privacy Act (the CCPA), effective January 1, 2020, defines sweeping new privacy rights for California residents—including the right to know what personal information businesses are collecting, how the information is used, and the right to request that the information be deleted—and in turn, places significant new responsibilities on businesses. The CCPA…

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Hanging in my office is a Dilbert cartoon wherein a boss announces to his subordinates that, happily, they would not be replaced by robots. Unhappily, he would be replaced by a robot, bringing his unfortunate subordinates suffering “the world hasn’t seen since slavery was legal.” In an apparent bid to outdo Dilbert’s employer, Amazon has…

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A recent amendment to the California Online Privacy Protection Act of 2003 (“CalOPPA”) will require certain owners and operators of commercial websites and online service providers to change their posted privacy policies to include additional information.  CalOPPA requires certain owners and operators to conspicuously post their privacy policies related to the collection of personally identifiable information (“PII”)…

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Category: Privacy Rights,

A U.S. District Court Judge in New Jersey has just found that private Facebook postings by an employee about her employer are subject to the Stored Communications Act, 18 U.S.C. §§2701-11 (SCA).  The ruling raises significant potential hurdles for employers who act on private information posted by their employees on social media sites.

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