Union Privacy Measure Advances In Calif. Senate

Law360, San Diego (July 3, 2013, 11:00 PM EDT) -- A California Senate panel Tuesday approved a privacy measure that would keep communications between employees and their union representatives from being disclosed to authorities, a bill that critics claim could make it tougher for employers to perform investigations of wrongdoing.

The state Senate Judiciary Committee voted 4-2 in favor of A.B. 729, which is being carried by Assemblyman Roger Hernandez, D-West Covina. The measure would allow communications between a union agent and a represented worker or represented former worker to be subject to an evidentiary privilege,...
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