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Are your policies updated to account for Ohio's new ban on texting while driving?

The statistics are enough to scare anyone from texting while driving: Drivers are 23 times more likely to crash while texting and driving. If you only take your eyes off the road for five seconds, at 55 mph, you've traveled the length of football field. As of last week, there is a...

The Role of a Distracted-Driving Policy in a BYOD Workplace

“Risks and Rewards of a BYOD Workplace” was the subject of one of my presentations at our annual employment-law seminar last week. [*] More and more employers are adopting BYOD policies. BYOD, which stands for “Bring Your Own Device,” eliminates the need for employers to give...

Yet Another Reason to Prohibit Texting While Driving

If there wasn’t reason enough to ensure that employees refrain from texting while driving so that they do not endanger themselves or others, OSHA has reminded employers that the employer has a legal responsibility to prohibit texting while driving. “It is a violation of the OSH Act if employers...