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Tuesday, 19 August 2014 15:42

California Ruling on Reimbursements to Complicate BYOD

Maintaining the state’s trend of taking a leading position on new technological and legal challenges, a California Court of Appeals ruled earlier this month that within the state,

“We hold that when employees must use their personal cell phones for work-related calls, Labor Code section 2802 requires the employer to reimburse them. Whether the employees have cell phone plans with unlimited minutes or limited minutes, the reimbursement owed is a reasonable percentage of their cell phone bills."

And with that, a fresh set of headaches for companies and IT departments managing or allowing employee-owned devices used for work purposes is born.