When do I need to copy my personnel file?
(a) Each employer shall, not more than seven business days after receipt of a written request from an employee, permit such employee to inspect, and if requested, copy his or her personnel file if such a file exists.
Can a company use information collected for contact tracing?
The information collected for the purpose of contact tracing cannot be used for that purpose. Businesses must maintain privacy compliance in this regard. Organisations following a COVID Safe Industry Plan may be required to collect additional information – examples of these are listed below (but not limited to):
When does an employer need to inspect a personnel file?
Such inspection shall take place during regular business hours at a location at or reasonably near the employee’s place of employment. Each employer who has personnel files shall be required to keep any personnel file pertaining to a particular employee for at least one year after the termination of such employee’s employment.
How can I access my employment data report?
Verifiers must be registered with The Work Number to access your employment information. You can also request an Employment Data Report by clicking on the “Employment Data Report” tab and following the instructions provided. Your Employment Data Report includes all employment data sent to The Work Number by your employer.
What happens if an employee copies a document?
An employee emails a slew of documents to a personal email address, or drags them into a personal Dropbox, or copies them to a stick drive. Your first instinct is to assume that the employee is engaged in something nefarious, fire the employee, and even sue for misappropriation of trade secrets/confidential information.
Can a company use an employee’s confidential information?
In those circumstances, unless the employer can show that the information concerned was a trade secret and thereby invoke the employee’s equitable obligation of confidence, the employee will be free to use the information concerned as they please.
Can a former employee claim trade secret information?
As may be expected, the cases are littered with examples of former employees seeking to establish that the information they have used in their new business was not a trade secret of their former employer, but simply know-how that they had acquired over the course of their many years in the relevant industry.
Do you have to give consent for Consumer Reports?
•You must give your consent for reports to be provided to employers. A consumer reporting agency may not give out information about you to your employer, or a potential employer, without your written consent given to the employer. Written consent generally is not required in the trucking industry.