Policing BlackBerry Use: When Nonexempts Are Wired

Law360, New York (March 14, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Employees are increasingly tethered to their jobs by BlackBerries, laptops and cell phones, which allow both exempt and nonexempt employees to work anywhere, anytime. For companies with wired workers at all levels, employers must ensure their nonexempt employees know when to power down, experts say.

And when a company makes a decision to hand out BlackBerries to nonexempt employees, supervisors can't turn a blind eye to any work being done off the clock.

“It is certainly expanding the employers' potential liability because the employer is giving...
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