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Employee Right to Privacy

State Laws on Employer Use of Credit Reports

Is it legal for your employer – or prospective employer, if you are job hunting – to check your credit report and use it in making employment de...

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Vermont Laws on Employer Use of Credit Reports

Vermont is the most recent state to limit employers in their use of credit reports to make employment decisions.

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Connecticut Law on Employer Use of Credit Reports

Connecticut law prohibits most employers from using credit reports in making employment decisions.

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Oregon Law on Employer Use of Credit Information

Oregon is one of the states that strictly limit the circumstances in which employers may use credit reports in making employment decisions.

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Illinois Law on Employer Use of Credit Information

Illinois is one of a handful of states that limit the circumstances in which employers may use credit reports in making employment decisions.

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Hawaii Laws on Employer Use of Credit Reports

Hawaii is one of a handful of states that limit the circumstances in which employers may use credit reports in making employment decisions.

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Washington Law on Use of Credit Reports in Employment

The state of Washington was among the first in the nation to limit the circumstances in which employers may use credit reports in making employment ...

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Workplace Cameras and Surveillance: Rules for Employers

Many employers use cameras and video surveillance at the workplace, often to prevent theft or to monitor what employees are actually doing while on th...

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Testing Employees

Workplace testing has become increasingly popular, as employers screen their workers in an effort to determine who is the best candidate for hiring or...

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Keeping Personnel Files and Medical Records Confidential

Generally, you should treat personnel files as private records belonging to you and your individual employees. You don't want to allow just anyone in ...

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Creating an Email Policy

Do you make computers and email available to your employees? If so, you should seriously consider adopting a policy explaining the rules for using ema...

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