Hpe170 - Pat, below you will find an outline for our semi-annual senior staff conference. The outline will cover the five key regulatory areas: Employee Privacy, Employee Unions, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Employee Retirement Income Security (ERISA) and Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Be aware that some laws do not dictate how we deal with employees, with the exceptions of unions; however, the laws do create a duty directly between the government and Cost Club.
* Employee Privacy
* The Privacy Act of 1974 (Bennett-Alexander, 2007)
* Standardizes the freedom of information (personal) about federal employees by federal agencies.
* No federal agency can give information about an employee without written consent of the employee.
* Employee files and records cannot fall into the wrong hands , must be kept secure and confidential
* The employee information must be accurate, reliable, and used for the correct reason
* Personnel Records
* Employees must have access to personal file
* If records need amendment or correction, the employee must be able to complete the corrections.
* The employee should be able to prevent information from being inappropriately revealed or used without her or his consent, unless such disclosure is required by law.
* Criminal records
* Credit Information
* Workplace Testing
* Medical exams
* Drug and Alcohol testing
* Mandated random testing for Federal government employees
* Surveillance and Monitoring
* Business calls can be monitored only
* Electronic email
* Security for employee safety