NJ Employers Must Provide Written Notice Before Using Tracking Devices in Employee-Operated Vehicles

NJ Employers Must Provide Written Notice Before Using Tracking Devices in Employee-Operated VehiclesNew Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed Assembly Bill No. 3950 into effect earlier this year, which requires employers to deliver written notice to employees before using a tracking device on a vehicle. The bill defines a “tracking device” as any “electronic or mechanical device which is designated or intended to be used for the sole purpose of tracking the movement of a vehicle, person or device.” The law requires notice for any vehicles used by employees; it does not matter if it is the employee’s personal vehicle or employer owned/provided.

Failure to notify employees of said tracking devices can result in severe penalties to an employer, starting at $1,000.00 and up to $2,500.00 for every subsequent violation. New Jersey employers must have policies and procedures in place to comply with the new law’s requirements and to protect themselves from violations. This law went into effect on April 18, 2022. Employer should be sure to updated employee handbooks and obtain signed acknowledgements from employees to prove they were notified of the tracking device use.

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