Background Checks: How Far Back Can My Employer Look?

April 8, 2019 Legal Team
Although companies are permitted to request and conduct background checks, there are some limits on what the companies can ask and what they can do with that information.In California, for instance, a company cannot look back more than seven years, so a youthful indiscretion won't follow you for the rest of your working life.Background...
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Can My Boss Require Me to Share My Social Media Profiles?

April 4, 2019 Legal Team
I think it is safe to say, most people have social media accounts if they have access to the Internet.  But some may wonder what protections are in place to protect their personal photos, daily tweets, private posts and page likes from access by a current or prospective employer.CA Law – Employee Social Media AccessThe...
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What “Leaves of Absence” Are Protected for Employees?

April 3, 2019 Legal Team
Time off for Noble DeedsIf employees want to help save the world, in California, they can do so without fear of losing their job.  Lab. Code §§ 230.3-.4; 1501-1507.  Employers in California are required to allow employees to take unpaid leaves of absence to serve as volunteer firefighters, reserve peace officers, emergency rescue personnel, or as...
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Can My Employer Share My Private Info?

April 2, 2019 Legal Team
Melissa Ignat asked the court to rule that her right to privacy was violated when her employer, Yum! Brands, Inc. (parent company of Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, KFC and others) told her coworkers that she suffered from bipolar disorder.The California Court of Appeals, Fourth District, Division Three ruled in her favor and held that...
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