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Employment Law: Federal and California Sources: Employee Privacy

This guide includes general secondary sources and online government resources. Specialized topics include employment discrimination & harassment, wage & hour law, employee privacy, independent contractors, and workers' compensation.

Employee Privacy

Employee Privacy Law.  L. Camille Hébert. (West Group, 1993- ).

Westlaw: EMPPL *ID/Password Required


Privacy in Employment Law, 4th ed.  Matthew W. Finkin. (Bloomberg BNA, 2013).

Library: KF 3457.5 .F56 2018 (Stacks) *Online access via Bloomberg Law; ID/Password required

Some of the General Secondary Sources (Federal and California) contains chapters or sections on employee privacy.  For example:

Advising California Employers and Employees.  Bonnie Bouge, et al. (CEB, 2005- )
This is a three volume set which provides information on a variety of topics within employment law including hiring, compensation and benefits, recordkeeping requirements, trade secrets, safety, privacy, discrimination, harassment, whistle blowing, discipline and termination, reductions in force, arbitration of employment disputes and public employment issues.  Each chapter is written by one or more practitioners in the field.

Library: KFC 556 .A933 (Stacks) *Online access via CEB OnLaw; UCLA Law School only



California Employment Law.  M. Kirby Wilcox, et al. (Matthew Bender, 1989- ).

This is perhaps the most extensive of the general California employment law treatises.  There are ninety chapters, organized into four volumes, covering the following topics:  wage and hour laws, employee illnesses and injuries, employer liability to third parties for conduct of employees, equal employment opportunity, employee privacy rights, wrongful termination and related disputes, trade secrets and unfair competition, unemployment and state disability insurance and alternative dispute resolution. 

Library: KFC 556 .C35 (Stacks)
Lexis: CALIFORNIA EMPLOYMENT LAW (*ID/Password Required)

General Web Links

The Privacy Rights Clearinghouse has a Resource Page on Background Checks & Workplace Privacy, which contains many useful articles and guides, including the following: