San Francisco partners Cheryl Orr and Heather Sager have both published articles in the July 30th issue of The Recorder.
Cheryl’s article, “Employer’s BYOD Dilemma,” addresses the increasing trend of employees demanding that they be allowed to bring and use their personal technology in the workplace. While employers may view this as a cost-saving opportunity, the practice also raises multiple issues, including privacy, safety and wage and hour implications.
Cheryl discusses relevant case law and statutory restrictions and provides recommendations for employers, who should “be clear on how dual devices can be used, convey those expectations and get the employees’ buy-in when possible.”
Heather’s article, “Why Can’t We Be ‘Friends’?” emphasizes the importance for companies of a dedicated social media policy, as the absence of such a policy “can, in fact, constitute a policy in the eyes of a seasoned plaintiffs attorney or a sympathetic decision maker.”
Heather outlines what these guidelines should contain in order to simultaneously ensure the best protection for business interests and employees’ privacy rights.
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