As of May 7, 2022, new amendments to the New York Civil Rights Law (linked here) requiring New York employers to provide notice of electronic monitoring to employees went into effect. If your company has not already taken necessary steps towards compliance, here is what you need to know.
Who does the law apply to?
Basically everyone – the new law applies to “[a]ny employer who monitors or otherwise intercepts telephone conversations or transmissions, electronic mail or transmissions, or internet access or usage of or by an employee by any electronic device or system . . .”
The law defines “employer” broadly, covering “any individual, corporation, partnership, firm, or association with a place of business in the state.” As such, most private employers, regardless of size, are covered by the new law.