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BNA Books’ New Third Edition of ‘Privacy in Employment Law’ Brings Clarity to a Complex Field

December 22, 2009

ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — BNA Books, a division of specialized news and information publisher BNA, announced today the publication of the Third Edition of Privacy in Employment Law, which continues to bring to light the extent, and limits, of individual rights and employer authority in this litigious area of workplace law.

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The new Third Edition of Privacy in Employment Law includes the following updates:

  • Increased regulation of medical certification for FMLA leave — what doctors should supply and who can approach them for medical information about employees
  • New state laws limiting credit checks for job applicants by “job relatedness”
  • New Jersey appellate court’s limiting of employer policies governing e-mail inspection to a standard of reasonableness
  • Ninth Circuit’s restriction of public employer’s reading of employee text messages where employees had a reasonable expectation of privacy despite employer’s blanket reservation of power of control
  • Developments under laws allowing conscientious objection to specific work assignments
  • Efforts to expand biometric monitoring and restrictive RFID implantation
  • Protections for victims of domestic violence, and much more

This treatise lets you know when an employer crosses the legal line with tools such as employee monitoring, surveillance, background checks, personality tests, and more. It includes lists of relevant state laws that address key topics, as well as text of selected foreign statutes and the European Union directive on privacy law. The author’s meticulously assembled citations provide guidance needed to assess current legislation and judicial decisions on key issues.

Matthew W. Finkin is the author of the new Third Edition of Privacy in Employment Law. An attorney and arbitrator, he is the Albert J. Harno and Edward J. Cleary Chair in Law at the University of Illinois, Champaign, IL. Professor Finkin is considered a national and international authority on the dynamic specialty of individual employment rights, and has lectured extensively in the United States, Asia, and Europe.

BNA is a leading private publisher of news and information products for professionals in law and business. In addition to Privacy in Employment Law, BNA’s Book Division publishes Global Employee Privacy and Data Security Law; Age Discrimination in Employment Law; Reductions in Force in Employment Law; Canadian Labour and Employment Law for the U.S. Practitioner; Covenants Not to Compete: A State-by-State Survey; Employment Discrimination Law; Drafting and Enforcing Covenants Not to Compete; The Fair Labor Standards Act; The Family and Medical Leave Act; Tortious Interference in the Employment Context: A State-by-State Survey; Wage and Hour Laws: A State-by-State Survey; and other titles in legal specialties. For a free BNA Books catalog, call 1-800-960-1220 or send an e-mail request to books@bna.com. The BNA Books website, including an online catalog, can be found at bnabooks.com.

The Third Edition of Privacy in Employment Law (1,152 pp. Hardcover/Order #1826-PRY9/$345.00 plus tax, shipping, and handling) may be purchased from BNA Books, PO Box 7814, Edison, NJ 08818-7814. Telephone orders: 1-800-960-1220. Fax orders: 1-732-346-1624. A 10% discount is available on print copies of books when ordering from the website at bnabooks.com. Please note that discounts cannot be combined.

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