ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- BNA Books, a division of specialized news and information publisher BNA, today announces the publication of the 2011 Cumulative Supplement to Privacy in Employment Law, Third Edition. The treatise and its 2011 Cumulative Supplement offer the latest guidance on employee/employer rights with regard to privacy and the limits of employer authority in obtaining information about applicants and employees.
Privacy in Employment Law serves as a dependable reference on the law of privacy as addressed fragmentally in statutes and court decisions. The author has meticulously assembled the citations, definitions, practical examples, and guidance you need to assess present legislation and judicial thinking on key issues in employment privacy. This exceptional treatise provides lists of relevant state laws addressing topics relating to workplace privacy, including drug testing, access to personnel files, lie detection, electronic monitoring, and more, in addition to offering text of selected foreign statutes and the European Union (EU) directive on privacy law.
The 2011 Cumulative Supplement further discusses:
- Continuing disagreement among the courts on whether a reasonable expectation of privacy can be completely dispelled by an employer's announced policy
- The judicial shift toward greater recognition that computer access does not become "unauthorized" under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) when done for disloyal purposes
- New decisions from the federal courts on the allowability of "fitness for duty" medical examinations and the scope of the disclosure of medical information
- New laws on the use of criminal background checks and the conspicuousness of notice required to conduct one under federal law (with cases from Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, and Oregon)
- The scope of protection vel non for close personal association, broadened by the U.S. Supreme Court in Thompson v. North American Stainless under Title VII, but rejected for other purposes by other courts
- New protection of "gender identification" in Connecticut and Nevada
- The allowable scope for employee use of confidential information addressed by the Supreme Court of New Jersey
- The new law on biometric controls in Texas
- Clarification on what constitutes an "interception" of an employee's electronic communication by the Seventh Circuit
- The role of the National Labor Relations Act in the monitoring of employee speech via social media
Privacy in Employment Law, with 2011 Cumulative Supplement was authored by Matthew W. Finkin, the Albert J. Harno and Edward W. Cleary Chair in Law at the University of Illinois, Champaign, IL, where his teaching centers on labor and employment law, in both a domestic and comparative context.
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