Secretly recorded evidence a blessing and a curse

There are probably times when you would really like to record conversations with employees—for example, when you offer an employee an accommodation or when a departing employee admits she has no employment claims against you. Often, your employees may have the same desire to secretly record their conversations with you. However, it's unlawful in California for one party to secretly record a conversation with another party. So what happens if someone does attempt to record a conversation? Can you use it later in court or during arbitration? Will you get in trouble for doing so? The California Court of Appeal recently examined those questions.

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