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Employee Monitoring and Surveillance

Companies have always been concerned about the loss of trade secrets and misrepresentations by employees with respect to performance, hours, and expenses. Furthermore, because of new laws requiring extensive protection of client data, organizations are resorting to measures more extensive than ever to make sure that such data are not compromised by employees. Employee monitoring and surveillance involve the activities taken on by an organization to observe its employees and their activities, usually, but not always, related to the employees' jobs. Employee monitoring often begins before the hiring decision is made, as the organization performs a variety of background checks. An organization may also administer tests to uncover the employee's personality as well as the nature of after-hours activities, such as the use of illegal ...

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