The Law of Employee Monitoring in Canada, 2nd Edition
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Employee monitoring and surveillance presents thorny legal issues within the Canadian workplace environment. This is currently the only book to focus exclusively on the privacy, security and broader concerns that employers and their advisors must address. The Law of Employee Monitoring in Canada, 2nd Edition offers advice, legislative analysis, case law and jurisprudence from privacy commissioners – as applicable to both unionized and non-unionized workplaces in jurisdictions across Canada.
Bueckert and Michaluk shed valuable light on the subject of employee monitoring and have produced a comprehensive resource that offers insight on the latest cases, practical precedents and best practices in this evolving area of the law.
In particular, this text features:
- Content dedicated specifically to employee monitoring, including an examination of the issues related to privacy, access to confidential information, investigations, and audio and video monitoring
- Updated discussions of recent case law and trends, making it a go-to resource for employment lawyers and in-house counsel
- Useful precedents and best practices for managers and human resources professionals
New In This Edition
The second edition of The Law of Employee Monitoring in Canada provides:
- A review of the latest case law and legislation so readers gain insight into the current state of the law
- A new chapter on corporate IT system access, use and misuse
- A new chapter on social media in the workplace
- Appendices that offer best practices guidelines for employment lawyers, clients and in-house counsel
- Sample documents, language and precedents to use as a starting point for designing workplace policies – a practical tool for managers and human resources managers
A Must-Have Volume
The Law of Employee Monitoring in Canada, 2nd Edition will be a particularly useful acquisition for:
- Lawyers, including employment lawyers and litigators with an employment law practice
- Office managers who must regularly deal with corporate IT systems, BYOD issues and social media and who are responsible for designing policies governing employee access and use of technology in the workplace
- HR professionals who can benefit from a guide to employee surveillance, technology and privacy issues in the workplace
- In-house counsel who require the most up-to-date information so they can advise internal stakeholders effectively and reduce the cost of retaining outside counsel
Table of contents
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: International Dimensions of Employee Monitoring Law
Chapter 3: Audio Surveillance
Chapter 4: Video Surveillance
Chapter 5: Corporate Information System Access, Use and Misuse
Chapter 6: Using Social Media in the Workplace
Chapter 7: Location Awareness Technologies
Chapter 8: Biometrics
Chapter 9: Looking Ahead
Appendix B: IT System Audit and Investigation Procedure
Appendix C: Acceptable Use Policy -- Employer Access Rights Language
Appendix D: Call Monitoring Policy
Appendix E: Checklist for Conducting Video Surveillance Outside the Workplace
Appendix F: Bring Your Own Device ("BYOD") Policy -- Employer Access Rights Language
Appendix G: Checklist for Drafting an Acceptable Use of Technology and Social Media Policy
Appendix H: Technology and Social Media Considerations When Termination of Employment is Imminent
Appendix I: Vehicle Telematic Data Policy
Appendix J: Notice of Collection, Use and Disclosure of Employee Personal Information
Appendix K: Handbook Language for Biometric Timekeeping System
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