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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...

New Case Highlights Duty to Reimburse Employees for Using Personal Cell Phones for Work Purposes

Last week a California Court of Appeal held that class certification was appropriate in a case alleging that the employer failed to reimburse employees for expenses associated with using their personal cell phones for work calls. At the trial court level, the employer successfully opposed class certification...

A Perk of BYOD Policies at Work

Employers face a serious challenge when trying to prevent employees from taking confidential and proprietary information with them when they leave to join a new employer—particularly when the new employer is a competitor. When an employer becomes suspicious about an ex-employee’s activities...

BYOD Issue: Is It Against the Law to Remote Wipe an Employee's Candy Crush High Score?

Replace Candy Crush high score with email contacts on a personal iPhone used for work (BYOD), and you have the issue that a federal court in Texas recently tackled. This case presents a set of facts not unlike those which could easily arise in your workplace [ an enhanced version of this opinion is...

Privacy Commissioner of Canada's BYOD Guidelines

I’ve written several posts about BYOD in the past, and continue to believe that for many workplaces, BYOD will be difficult if not impossible to resist. However, it won’t be news to anyone that BYOD raises a full array of privacy and security issues related to the potential blurring and blending...