Monitoring Employees Through GPS Technology: What Is Legal and What Are Best Practices?

Source: Elizabeth Austermuehle, Employee Relations Law Journal, Vol. 44, No. 1, Summer 2018
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Employers that use GPS technology to track their employees’ locations and activity can help improve a company’s efficiency and ensure compliance with labor and safety laws, however, important legal and employee privacy issues also are implicated. Employers are encouraged to take steps to ensure that GPS monitoring activities do not violate applicable laws or employees’ trust.