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New York Employers Must Soon Provide Notice of Digital Workplace Monitoring

November 10, 2021


New York employers that monitor employees’ telephone calls, e-mails or internet use must soon provide written notice to employees. The change comes during an era where many employees are communicating with each other via digital means on a near-constant basis, leading to the opportunity to look over workers’ shoulders like never before.

Such activity will now be regulated in New York, leading to new compliance obligations for employers. Here’s what employers need to know about this new law, signed by the governor on Nov. 8 and taking effect in May 2022.

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