Bloomberg Law
Jan. 26, 2022, 10:00 AM

New York to Require Employers to Disclose Worker Monitoring

Jake Holland
Jake Holland

Employers in New York must disclose electronic monitoring, such as internet access and videoconferencing, to new hires under a new law taking effect in May, as workers contend with an employment landscape that’s increasingly dependent on technology.

The new law comes amid a worldwide push for greater privacy protections for consumers and workers, adding compliance obligations for businesses that must contend with general consumer privacy laws and employee-specific statutes.

White-collar companies in recent years, and especially during the coronavirus pandemic, have turned to online tools—video-conferencing, workflow management software, and the like—to increase worker productivity.

“Over the last 20 years, we’ve ...

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