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Using GPS to monitor staff? Know legal risks and 5 best practices

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With the rise in GPS technology, employers have unprecedented access to their employees’ whereabouts. However, before an employer begins using GPS to monitor employees, it should consider the related legal ramifications and employee privacy issues.

The benefits

You can use GPS tracking in employer-owned vehicles or on smartphones to streamline travel for delivery or other mobile employees.

You can also use GPS tracking to monitor employees’ overtime and compliance with labor laws, ensure employee compliance with safety regulations by confirming that employees are not violating traffic laws, and verify that time records are accurate. Also, if an employee is suspected of wrongdoing, you can use GPS data as part of your internal investigation.

Legal concerns

Employers should first consider any state laws related to GPS tracking, including some laws that prohibit monitoring employees after-hours.

Some states, including...(register to read more)

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