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  • COVID-19: Monitoring Off-Duty Workers

    In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and employment law expert Jennifer Shaw discuss the obligations employers have if they decide to monitor off-duty employees as a means of reducing the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace.

    The question of whether employers should monitor the activities of their workers when they are off the clock is a very popular question at the CalChamber Labor Law Helpline at the moment, Frank tells listeners. Employers are under a lot of pressure to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spread and provide a safe workplace for their employees. Understandably, many employers are worried that workers may bring the virus into the office.

    Shaw cautions that any employer who wants to monitor what employees are doing outside of work needs to be clear and transparent about what the employer is doing, especially given that there is no consistent local, state or federal guidance on the subject.  Read More