What is the legal parameters for storing employee emergency contact information online or otherwise?

Does it need to be secured? Can it be in an online format?

Asked on February 25, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, California


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

No, it does not need to be secured and it can be in an online format. In fact, there are advantages to having it in an online format accessible by all employees: if there is an emergency, a co-worker or line manager can reach out to the emergency contact, without having to go through, say, HR, which could impose an unacceptable delay in some cases.

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