While many companies have embraced BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policies in their workplace, a new California appellate court decision, Cochran v. Schwan’s Home Service, Inc. (August 12, 2014) has changed the playing field. This important decision ruled that California employers must reimburse employees for their cell phone use for business purposes. The intent of the decision is to make sure that the employer cannot receive a “windfall” by “passing its operating expenses on to the employee.”
Starting July 1, 2014, California employers must distribute a revised Workers’ Compensation Pamphlet to all new employees at time of hire. Click here to view full information.