With cameras on every smart phone and computers that can track your every click, it’s hard for employers to know what’s proper in the workplace when it comes to surveillance and monitoring.
I’ve talked on the blog before about Connecticut’s Electronic Monitoring Act. But there are several other laws and theories that employers should be aware of before pushing the “power” switch on that hidden camera.
Take, for example, Conn. Gen. Stat. Sec. 52-570d. That law prohibits the taping of a private telephone conversation without the consent of all parties to the conversation. That can come in handy if you believe an employee is recording a phone call without your permission.
The addition of social media in the workplace has added another layer to the analysis in some states too. While Connecticut hasn’t yet passed a law that would restrict employers from asking for the passwords of employees’ social media accounts, it wouldn’t be surprising to see that issue come up again in the new session.
What else is there? Well, for that you’ll have to come to our free labor & employment law seminar this Friday where I will be speaking on this topic with my colleague Peter Murphy. Details are available here. If you’re interested, just sign up.
And we promise we won’t play this song, however tempting as it might be.