senate Bill S7875

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Requires prior written notice upon hiring and once annually to all employees, informing them of the types of electronic monitoring which may occur

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May 19, 2016 referred to investigations and government operations

S7875 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A995
Current Committee:
Senate Investigations And Government Operations
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง52-a, Civ Rts L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A3871
2011-2012: S5364, A1485
2013-2014: S4676, A1180
2017-2018: A5112
2019-2020: A1920
2021-2022: A430

S7875 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires prior written notice upon hiring and once annually to all employees, informing them of the types of electronic monitoring which may occur.

S7875 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7875 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  7875

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 19, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern-
  ment Operations

AN ACT to amend the civil rights law, in relation to electronic monitor-
  ing

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  The  civil  rights law is amended by adding a new section
52-a to read as follows:
  S 52-A. EMPLOYERS  ENGAGED  IN  ELECTRONIC  MONITORING;  PRIOR  NOTICE
REQUIRED.  1.  FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, EMPLOYER MEANS ANY INDIVID-
UAL, CORPORATION, PARTNERSHIP, FIRM, OR  ASSOCIATION  WITH  A  PLACE  OF
BUSINESS  IN  THE STATE. IT SHALL NOT INCLUDE THE STATE OR ANY POLITICAL
SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE.
  2. (A) ANY EMPLOYER WHO MONITORS  OR  OTHERWISE  INTERCEPTS  TELEPHONE
CONVERSATIONS  OR  TRANSMISSIONS,  ELECTRONIC  MAIL OR TRANSMISSIONS, OR
INTERNET ACCESS OR USAGE OF OR BY AN EMPLOYEE BY ANY  ELECTRONIC  DEVICE
OR  SYSTEM,  INCLUDING  BUT  NOT LIMITED TO THE USE OF A COMPUTER, TELE-
PHONE, WIRE, RADIO, OR ELECTROMAGNETIC, PHOTOELECTRONIC OR PHOTO-OPTICAL
SYSTEMS, SHALL GIVE PRIOR WRITTEN NOTICE UPON HIRING  TO  ALL  EMPLOYEES
WHO  ARE  SUBJECT  TO ELECTRONIC MONITORING. THE NOTICE REQUIRED BY THIS
SUBDIVISION SHALL BE IN WRITING, IN AN ELECTRONIC RECORD, OR IN  ANOTHER
ELECTRONIC  FORM  AND  ACKNOWLEDGED BY THE EMPLOYEE EITHER IN WRITING OR
ELECTRONICALLY. EACH EMPLOYER SHALL ALSO POST THE NOTICE  OF  ELECTRONIC
MONITORING IN A CONSPICUOUS PLACE WHICH IS READILY AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING
BY ITS EMPLOYEES WHO ARE SUBJECT TO ELECTRONIC MONITORING.
  (B)  FOR  PURPOSES OF WRITTEN NOTICE REQUIRED BY PARAGRAPH (A) OF THIS
SUBDIVISION, AN EMPLOYEE SHALL BE ADVISED THAT  ANY  AND  ALL  TELEPHONE
CONVERSATIONS  OR  TRANSMISSIONS,  ELECTRONIC  MAIL OR TRANSMISSIONS, OR
INTERNET ACCESS OR USAGE BY AN EMPLOYEE  BY  ANY  ELECTRONIC  DEVICE  OR
SYSTEM,  INCLUDING  BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE USE OF A COMPUTER, TELEPHONE,
WIRE, RADIO OR ELECTROMAGNETIC, PHOTOELECTRONIC OR PHOTO-OPTICAL SYSTEMS
MAY BE SUBJECT TO MONITORING AT ANY AND ALL  TIMES  AND  BY  ANY  LAWFUL
MEANS.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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