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SCOTUS Speaks — Privacy Implications of Employment Background Checks

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Employers in the public and private sector should take note of the path taken last week by the U.S. Supreme Court, addressing a privacy challenge to a background check by government contractor employees.  The case, NASA v. Nelson (“NASA”), overturned a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling holding that certain questions in a background check… Continue Reading

More Detail on Quan Case

Posted in Employee Privacy

My colleague, Martha Zackin, has published a more extensive discussion of the issues before the U.S. Supreme Court in the Quan case – ELB Law Information: Supreme Court to Hear Case re Employer’s Access to Employee’s Text Messages

Supreme Court will review some issues in Quon Case, denied review to other issues

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Some additional information on yesterday’s post regarding the Supreme Court’s decision to hear the Quon case. The high Court agreed to hear some, but not all of the issues presented by the Ninth Circuit decision in the case. The Court will consider whether a police sergeant assigned to a SWAT team had a reasonable expectation… Continue Reading

Breaking News – SCOTUS

Posted in Legislation

Reuters reports that the U.S. Supreme Court this morning refused to hear an appeal requested by two companies that want a New Hampshire prescription privacy law overturned. According to the article, the high court rejected without comment the request of Verispan and IMS Health, who argued that a law prohibiting companies from using physicians’ prescribing… Continue Reading