TMB attorneys Nick Sperling and V. John Ella have co-authored a publication for Minnesota CLE entitled Legal QuickSheet (TM) on Employee Monitoring and Workplace Privacy. The publication was provided to all attendees of the 2021 Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute and is available for purchase on line for ten dollars. V. John Ella is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) with the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). Nick Sperling regularly negotiates IT and software license agreements, and drafts privacy and terms-of-use policies for websites and mobile applications and is a member of the Computer and Technology Law Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association.
The QuickSheet covers Federal Law, Minnesota Law, and Selected Other State Laws regarding the following 17 Topics and types of Monitoring:
- Work E-Mail
- Cloud-based Personal E-Mail or Internet Accounts
- Requesting Social Media Passwords
- Internet Use
- Video Surveillance
- Work Telephone
- Radio Frequency Identification Devices (“RFID”) and Microchips
- Global Positioning Systems (“GPS”) and Geofencing
- Reporting of Child Pornography Discovered on Work Computer
- Drug and Alcohol Testing
- Use of / Request for Genetic Information
- Use of Social Security Numbers
- Physical Searches (desks, lockers, purses, bags and frisking)
- U.S. Mail
- Medical Information Regarding an Employee’s Leave or Accommodation
- Use of Biometric Information
Information provided applies to private sector employers only.
If you have questions about Minnesota privacy law or Minnesota employment law contact the privacy law attorneys at Trepanier MacGillis Battina P.A.