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NLRB on Unlawful Electronic Surveillance

A proposal by National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo to prevent union busting via employers that monitor employees electronically would apply to all companies, not just unionized ones. Already, a handful of states have some notice requirements for electronic monitoring.

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Proposal Would Restrict Electronic Monitoring Nationwide
SHRM | 2022

NLRB General Counsel Issues Memo on Unlawful Electronic Surveillance and Automated Management Practices
NLRB Press Release | Oct 2022

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Law Firm Articles

NLRB Announces its Focus on Online Tracking Tools Used to Manage Remote Worker Performance
Jackson Lewis | Feb 2023

Government Cracking Down on Employee Monitoring Technology
Tonkon | Feb 2023

NLRB General Counsel Puts Employers on Notice That Employee Electronic Monitoring May Violate the NLRA
Bodman | Dec 2022

Do Smartwatches, GPS Devices, and Other Employee Tracking Technologies Violate Labor Law?
Barnes | Nov 2022

NLRB General Counsel Announces Plans to Crack Down on Workplace Monitoring Practices
Fisher Phillips | Nov 2022

SHRM Samples and Tools

Toolkit: Managing Workplace Monitoring and Surveillance
HRQA:   Recording Conversations in the Workplace
Sample: Telephone Monitoring Policy
Sample: Policy Acknowledgment Form

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