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Employee Confidentiality: What Can (and Can’t) Employers Disclose and To Whom?

All employers must balance the desire for transparency with the legal requirements of employee confidentiality. Simply keeping mum about all personnel issues can undermine morale and create workplace stress. HR professionals and managers who possess confidential employee information need to know what information they cannot share, as well as what they can, and should, disclose and to whom.

At the annual HR West Conference in Oakland on March 13, Gina Roccanova, Chair of Meyers Nave’s Labor and Employment Practice Group, will present a session that covers both existing and proposed federal and state legislation that affects employee privacy and confidentiality, including SB 280, AB 3109, AB 2770, the California Constitution, the California Labor Code, FEHA, and EEOC Guidelines. She will also share practical strategies for managing information flow about personnel issues. Gina’s session is designed to help employers:

  • Understand the legal requirements around confidentiality and employee privacy.
  • Learn techniques for deflecting questions that employers cannot answer and strategies for appropriately sharing the information that they can disclose.
  • Prepare for upcoming legal developments and changing social expectations in this area.

Date: Wednesday, March 13
Time: 10:30-11:30 PM
Location: Oakland Convention Center, 550 10th Street, Oakland, CA 94607
Register: Please click here to view the HR West conference schedule and here to register for the conference on the HR West website. Please use code Sponsor2019 for a $100 discount available to Meyers Nave clients and contacts.