Employee Use Policies on Blackberrys, Cell Phones & PDAs

I just received the following invitation to join this US$199 conference call.

I was wondering how long it would take for companies to start to limit the “always on” culture that smartphones have created.

Perhaps fear of litigation will “help” employees to better manage their time.

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Dear Francis Wade,


For those concerned with how to effectively create and enforce employee cell phone use policies, you are invited to join us for a leading 60-minute audio conference:


“Cellphones, Blackberries & PDAs: Employee Use Policies You Need Now”

Thursday, October 29, 2009 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET http://www.pb-conferences.com/M1/0/2/p3X4DRc/p3GWR4TRi/p0e


Your employees rely on Blackberries, PDAs, smart phones, cell phones and remote access to keep them connected to their work. Employers face new liability risks on wage and hour issues, confidentiality breaches, inappropriate use of equipment, and safety concerns. Is a connected employee ever off the clock? When are employers liable for accidents caused by workers distracted when using work cell phones? Join us for this 60-minute audio conference where you will discover:


**  Keys to drafting effective cell phone policy

**  Keys to handling employees who are ALWAYS on personal calls

**  Tricky FLSA issues & employees’ use of mobile devices

**  Monitoring Employee Use of Technology: What’s Legal: What’s Not


Your Expert Presenter:

Daniel McCoy, Esq. is a partner at Fenwick & West LLP. Mr. McCoy’s practice emphasizes employment litigation and counseling for employers throughout the country.