How Employers Can Avoid The Pitfalls Of Workplace Tech

Law360, New York (June 3, 2015, 2:47 PM EDT) -- Workers are no longer chained to their desks and can now fulfill many duties on devices that fit in the palms of their hands, a development that has left some employers facing overtime suits, security breaches and privacy issues. 

The U.S. Department of Labor has been considering the issue of employees using technology, including portable devices such as smartphones, outside of work hours and away from the workplace. On May 27, it requested input on the issue with a particular focus on the impact of such use during employees' commutes, which is not compensable under the Fair Labor Standards Act....

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