Can I monitor my employees internet activity?

Episode 1326 (28:29)

Walter from Land O'Lakes, FL

Fred's friend has a company and he wants to monitor his employee's online activity. Leo says that's doable and totally legal. Every employee needs to understand that if he's using company hardware anywhere, the company has the legal right to monitor his activity. It would be a good idea to advise them so they know ahead of time that it can happen. He should establish an appropriate use policy in the office at first. Fred should check out PrivacyRights.org for documents and information.
Next comes which program he should use. There are a lot of options there.

Fred also wants to know what to charge someone to work on their computer. Leo says it starts at $50 an hour.