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Electronic Monitoring

Back-to-Basics Approach on Injunctive Relief

On April 3, 2018, Susan Bodine, Assistant Administrator of U.S. EPA’s Office of Enforcement Assurance and Compliance Assistance (OECA), issued an internal memorandum titled “The Appropriate Use of Compliance Tools in Civil...more

Employee Tracking: Balancing Privacy and Productivity

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

It might be tempting to use software to track your employees, whether it’s to increase their productivity or to figure out if you’ve been left out of the e-vite to your coworker’s big barbecue. ...more

The Benefits and Hurdles of Using Drones for Conservation Surveillance

Drone technology has a myriad of conservation and environmental-protection applications. Drones offer quick, easy and cost-effective aerial imaging as well as sensor and monitoring capabilities. Unlike traditional surveying...more

Somebody is Watching (or Listening)—Workplace Recording

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

Many workplaces use video monitoring for security or inventory control. Most employees have cell phones with audio or video recording capabilities. Employers and employees often have questions about if or when video or...more

A New Kind of Employee Badge – Monitoring, Analytics and More

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

It is not uncommon for employers to assign badges to their employees to grant access to certain locations on the employer’s property and parking garages. Many employees have them, use them, lose them and think little of them....more

The Suspicious Husband, His Wife, and Cloud Computing: The Sixth Circuit Applies the Wiretap Statute To Monitoring Software

by Poyner Spruill LLP on

Hollywood has traditionally shown suspicious spouses relying on the same Victorian sleuthing techniques as Sherlock Holmes: a search for an errant strand of exotic hair, the stray lipstick mark or the lingering whiff of a...more

Illinois Authorized Electronic Monitoring in Long-Term Care Facilities Act: Proposed Amendments

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

Effective January 1, 2016, Illinois now permits residents or families of residents in long-term care facilities to install cameras or other electronic monitoring devices (audio and visual) in resident rooms. Illinois'...more

Monitoring Employee Communications: A Brave New World

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Over the last decade, communication via email and text has become a vital part of how many of us communicate in the workplace. In fact, most employees could not fathom the idea of performing their jobs without the use of...more

Electronic Monitoring Notification and Consent Form Released

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

The Illinois Department of Public Health has released the Electronic Notification and Consent Form on Friday, January 29, 2016. The Authorized Electronic Monitoring in Long-Term Care Facilities Act (Public Act 099-0430)...more

The biggest surveillance and national security event of the year: Super Bowl 50

While you are dipping chips and pulling apart BBQ wings, over 60 federal, state and local law enforcement agencies will be combining their efforts to survey the nearly one million people who will travel to the San Francisco...more

European Court of Human Rights issues landmark ruling on employee monitoring

by White & Case LLP on

The European Court of Human Rights has confirmed that employers may, in some circumstances, monitor employees’ personal communications in the workplace. On 12 January 2016, the European Court of Human Rights (“ECtHR”)...more

We've Got Our Eyes On You: Monitoring Devices In Vehicles

by Fisher Phillips on

While employers with a fixed worksite can observe and interact directly with their employees to promote safety and reduce risk, employers with workers who operate motor vehicles as part of their job have fewer options....more

eWorkplace Policies Restricting Employees’ Acceptable Use of Technology, Social Media & The Cloud

by Fenwick & West LLP on

I. OVERVIEW – THE MODERN LANDSCAPE - A. Physical Conduct PLUS Digital Activity - Traditional concerns for employers have included: conduct leading to liability to third-parties; “frolic and detour” or other...more

Illinois Passes Authorized Electronic Monitoring in Long-Term Care Facilities Act

by Wilson Elser on

On Friday, August 21, 2015, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed into law Public Act 099-0430, the Authorized Electronic Monitoring in Long-Term Care Facilities Act, which permits a resident of a nursing home and her family...more

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