After-Hours Work: A Potential Liability Hazard

Law360, New York (November 3, 2009, 2:04 PM EST) -- You want your legal assistants to be available after hours for last-minute emergencies on the eve of trial. You want your HR screeners and interviewers to be immediately responsive to job applicants, even during their off hours. You ask your secretary to check in every evening to go over tomorrow’s schedule. So what do you do?

For many lawyers and other employers, the answer has been to provide a Blackberry or other remote-access device and ask them to monitor their e-mail from outside the office....
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