NY High Court OKs Warrantless GPS Tracking of Employees

Law360, New York (June 27, 2013, 4:37 PM EDT) -- New York’s top appeals court ruled Thursday that the state can use GPS to monitor employees during working hours without a warrant, but said a state investigator went too far in tracking a Labor Department employee around the clock.

The New York Court of Appeals unanimously held that off-hours surveillance of former Labor Department director Michael Cunningham — who was fired for falsifying time sheets — was unreasonable. However, the court was divided 4-3 as to whether a workplace exemption in warrant requirements gives the state...
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