March 8, 2019
Authored by: Bryan Cave, Steve Evans, Sarah Bhagwandin and David Zetoony
Retailers and other employers with operations in California should be aware of the potential application of the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) to data collected about California employees. Although the CCPA refers to “consumers,” as currently drafted the CCPA’s definition of a “consumer” also will apply to California-based employees.
As we previously reported, the CCPA grants consumers various rights with regard to their personal information held by businesses. This is part of a multi-part series addressing frequently asked questions concerning the CCPA.
Which employers will have to comply with the CCPA?
Employers with employees in California will need to comply with the CCPA if their business falls into one of the following three categories: