Warner Norcross + Judd LLP Partner Allyson Terpsma wrote an article for the Grand Rapids Business Journal titled “Employee surveillance software can be effective when used properly.”In the article, Terpsma discusses the various types of monitoring software programs to track how employees spend their day – and the legal issues that can arise when using these programs.
Post-COVID, many employees continue to work remotely. Therefore employers have been stepping up measures to ensure productivity. But employers that use surveillance software programs improperly can run afoul of privacy, wage-hour and workplace safety laws.
In the article, Terpsma provides guidelines for the appropriate use of surveillance software to support performance management and help prevent data theft, confidentiality breaches, cyberbullying and harassment.
To read the GRBJ article, click here.
Terpsma and fellow Warner attorney Steve Palazzolo created a video on this same topic through Warner’s Employment News From the Law Shanty. To watch that video episode titled “1984 in the Workplace – Is Employee Surveillance Trending?” click here.
Terpsma provides skilled labor and employment counsel for employers across a variety of industries, including higher education and health care. She guides clients through difficult employee situations and advises them on civil rights laws, disability and leave issues, wage and hour compliance and labor relations. Learn more about her practice here.