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Monitoring Employees: How Far Can Employers Go?

Law360, New York (August 29, 2014, 10:16 AM EDT) -- As shifting privacy lines allow employers to reach further and further into employee conduct, it is increasingly important for employers to know their legal limits. Many employees will question the legality of increased employer monitoring of off-site conduct, especially when employees are off-duty. Such monitoring may include the use of Global Positioning System tracking and video surveillance as well as reprimanding employees for things like speeding tickets. These practices may be within employers’ legal rights, but managers need to be aware of what is and is not permissible from a legal perspective.

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