Ann Kiernan replies:

It is OK to videotape employees at work, so long as they are not someplace where they have a legitimate expectation of privacy, such as the bathroom or locker room. While federal law and the laws of most states also allow audiotaping, there are about a dozen states, including California, where you cannot audiotape without everyone’s permission. So, while you can legally film the sleeping, you may not be able to record the snoring!

Posted 06-27-2019

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