“But It’s My Phone”

“But It’s My Phone”

This topic continues to come up, so I felt the timing was right to share it with you.

Years ago the big question for employers was how they can regulate personal use of company technology.  However, in a time where employees are bringing their own technology into the workplace in the form of smartphones and tablets, and using that technology at work, employers are faced with issues that rarely came up just a few years ago.

Here are some examples employers face today:

How should an employer respond when an employee is using their smartphone for personal reasons during working time?

What rights does an employer have to view the activities on an employee’s personal smartphone or tablet when that employee uses that device for work?

How can an employer regulate “working time” when an employee can use their personal device for work during non-working hours?

How does an employer continue to protect its confidential data if it permits an employee to use a personal device for work purposes?

These issues can create conflict, bad feelings and legal problems.

Join the Sacramento Employer Advisory Council’s (SEAC) expert for a webinar how an employer can regulate an employee’s use of company and personal technology.

To learn more and register for this May 11, 2016 event, go to SEAC EVENTS.

We hope you can join us and learn how to manage this issue and avoid potential legal entanglements.

SEAC is a non-profit employer education organization, in partnership with EDD.  SEAC’s mission is to help employers maintain a working knowledge of employment legal matters so they may enhance opportunities to reach their goals and objectives.

Should you have questions about SEAC membership or other events, you may reach out to SEAC Administrator Melissa Ford at admin@saceac.com or phone 916.484.4647.

I am always available to have a no obligation chat with you about this and other RisksNThreats topics.  So contact me at tbone@risksnthreatsmatter.com or phone me at 916.960.8758.


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Tom Bone
Risk Insurance Advisor
ISU Insurance Services
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Roseville, California 95661
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