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can my employers bug my office without me knowing

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can my employers bug my office without me knowing
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Employment Law
Expert:  EmploymentLawNate replied 6 years ago.
Thank you for your question.

Just to clarify - there is a listening device hidden somewhere in your office? Is it video and audio, or just audio?

Let me know the above and I will get right back with you.

Nathan Moore
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Its a audio only through their new phone system
Expert:  EmploymentLawNate replied 6 years ago.
Alright. I'll have a full answer for you shortly. I have to go to court this morning. The short answer is "no". When I get back I'll be happy to give you a longer answer.
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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Waiting on your reply......
Expert:  EmploymentLawNate replied 6 years ago.
Under California law, when the parties to the call are all in California, state law requires that they be informed that the conversation is recorded or monitored by either putting a beep tone on the line or playing a recorded message.

Federal law says that when an employer realizes the call is personal, he or she must immediately stop monitoring the call. The only exception is if the employer has a "no personal calls" policy. In that case, the employee is on notice and recording the call is not illegal.