New Jersey Proposes Employee Notice for Tracking Device Use

An Act requiring employers to notify employees of the use of a tracking device in vehicles has been introduced by the New Jersey Legislature. Effective on July 4, 2022, the Act will prohibit an employer from using a tracking or communications device in a vehicle operated by the employee without obtaining written consent or providing written notice to the employee. 

The devices could be anything that creates, transmits, or receives information, such as:

  • Computer
  • Telephone
  • Personal digital assistant

Or any other device, electronic or mechanical, which is designed for the sole purpose of tracking the movement of a vehicle, person, or device. It does not include devices used for the purpose of documenting employee expense reimbursement.  

There are some employers that won’t be affected by this new Act. Included in the exceptions are:

  • The Department of Corrections
  • State Parole Board
  • County Correctional Facilities
  • Any State or local government entity
  • Public transportation system


An employer will be considered to have committed a crime in the fourth degree if they:

  • Use a tracking device or similar in a vehicle used by an employee that is not provided by the employer; or
  • Fail to obtain written employee consent or use of a tracking device or similar in an employer provided vehicle. 

Any violations of this Act will be fined up to $1,000 for the first offence and then up to $2,500 for each subsequent violation. 

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