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Bring Your Own Device (“BYOD”) Policies

by Bryan Cave on

Many companies permit their employees to use personal mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, to access company-specific information, such as email, under a Bring Your Own Device (“BYOD”) policy. BYOD policies can be...more

BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Policies and Best Practices

Some of us may remember a time when companies were not as concerned about where their information was maintained, as most of it was kept in some form or fashion in file cabinets or individual desks, or perhaps stored offsite...more

Employee monitoring – avoiding pitfalls in a changing landscape

by White & Case LLP on

Recent developments in case law and regulatory guidance have emphasised the need for employers to be cautious when implementing systems to monitor employees....more

Top 10 Employment & Labour Issues for Employers

1: Accommodation in the Workplace - OVERVIEW - Employers have a duty to accommodate employees’ needs based on those grounds protected under federal and provincial human rights legislation. All employers are required...more

Cell Phones at the Workplace: Protecting Employee Safety

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: As OSHA’s enforcement relating to employee cell phone use gains more notoriety, it can be expected that it will have a significant collateral impact on law enforcement at all levels to address this hazard....more

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) – Be Smart

by LeClairRyan on

At the dawn of portable electronic devices, they were primarily work-related productivity tools. Often, employers would purchase (or lease) devices and distribute them to their need-to-have employee base. It’s not so long...more

Pokémon GO Exposes Risks of Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) Policies

There’s no denying it: Pokémon GO is a phenomenon. The smartphone game, in which players use their mobile device camera and GPS to capture, battle, and train virtual creatures, was released in the United States on July...more

Mobile Device Privacy Considerations for Employers

The use of mobile devices in the workplace, including cell phones, tablets, and other devices, has generated significant risks for employers, both in terms of data security and of litigation strategy. Access to these devices...more

Protecting Company Relationships and Information Upon an Employee Departure

by Smith Anderson on

Learn how your company can prepare to act quickly and strategically to protect important relationships, information and trade secrets at the time that a key employee leaves. This webinar will review the latest developments in...more

eWorkplace Policies Restricting Employees’ Acceptable Use of Technology, Social Media & The Cloud

by Fenwick & West LLP on

I. OVERVIEW – THE MODERN LANDSCAPE - A. Physical Conduct PLUS Digital Activity - Traditional concerns for employers have included: conduct leading to liability to third-parties; “frolic and detour” or other...more

Privacy Commissioners Issue Joint Guidance on Bring Your Own Device Programs

by Bennett Jones LLP on

An organization’s information can be put at risk when staff begin to bring their own devices and use them in the workplace. As a result, in such cases, an organization should consider adopting an appropriate “bring your own...more

Be Alert Asia Pacific: Employment Law Newsletter: Top Tips for Employers: Cyber Risks and Fraud

by DLA Piper on

Cyber risk is becoming a growing concern amongst businesses and institutions. Data breaches and hacking have been problematic among some sectors, predominantly financial services, for some time. These risks are now often...more

Smartphones & Smart Employers: Device Policies Enable Businesses To Safely Embrace Technology

Employers who don’t think they need a bring-your-own-device policy should consider this: Nearly 70 percent of millennials and 31 percent of baby boomers surveyed last year by TrackVia admitted to using their own devices and...more

HR Has More Important Things To Do

by Zelle LLP on

On Tuesday, Salon published an article titled “5 Ways Corporate HR Departments Monitor Your Movements – Even When You’re Not Working.” Because we’re always interested in the subject of employee monitoring, we eagerly clicked...more

[Event] Massachusetts Employment Law Summit - May 13, Boston, MA

Employers and their HR departments are faced with a host of new issues and challenges. When you’re not navigating new state, federal, and local laws and making sure systems are in place to comply with them, you’re busy...more

Bring Your Own Device (Everywhere): Legal and Practical Considerations for International BYOD Programs

by BakerHostetler on

The cross-use of mobile devices for personal and professional purposes, commonly referred to as “Bring Your Own Device” or “BYOD”, is a relatively recent phenomenon that has created a host of legal and practical challenges...more

ICYMI: Privacy in the Workplace Webinar

Our 2015 monthly Privacy Issues Wednesday webinar series continued this month with Jennifer Rubin and Gauri Punjabi’s Privacy in the Workplace presentation. Jen and Gauri discussed the latest statutory and common law...more

How to Mitigate Compliance Risks with BYOD - EndNotes February 2015

by Poyner Spruill LLP on

If you have ever left your mobile phone on an airplane, in a restaurant or somewhere other than in your possession, you know it’s frightening enough to think of losing the device itself, which costs a premium, as well as your...more

The BYOD Question - Sound advice on ‘Bring Your Own Device’ to work.

by Lane Powell PC on

The “Bring Your Own Device” to work movement, or BYOD, has drastically changed today’s workplace. In a recent study, Cisco Systems found that 95 percent of the 600 companies surveyed permitted the use of personal devices at...more

Did You Know…Employers Must Reimburse Employees for Personal Cell Phone Use

by Nossaman LLP on

Last August, in Cochran v. Schwan’s Home Service, Inc., a California Court of Appeal held that employers must reimburse employees for required work-related use of personal cell phones, even if the employees incur no...more

New Year’s Resolutions for the California HR Manager

So what’s it going to be for 2015? Get up and run three miles every morning? Finally pay off those credit cards? Learn to speak French? Before you finish the list of New Year’s resolutions, consider adding a few on the human...more

Mingling Employee Smartphone and Company Work Product Can be Dangerous

by Sands Anderson PC on

Many people will receive new smartphones as presents this month. Think carefully as an employer before allowing your employees to mingle work and pleasure on the same phone....more

California Employers Beware: Cell Phones Present Another Area for Class Action Potential

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

In August 2014, the California State Court of Appeals (2nd Circuit, Division 2) decided in Cochran v. Schawan's Home Service that employers were responsible for reimbursing employees for the business use of personal cell...more

California Supreme Court Denies Review of Cell Phone Reimbursement Case

The California Supreme Court has denied a petition to review Cochran v. Schwan’s Home Service, Inc., Court of Appeal of California, Second Appellate District, Division Two, No. B247160 (August 12, 2014). As a result of the...more

Encryption and Securing BYO Devices at the Heart of Massachusetts AG $100,000 Settlement

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

The Massachusetts Attorney General announced Friday that her office had reached a settlement with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) surrounding a 2012 data breach in which a physician’s unencrypted personal laptop...more

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