Making SMART decisions with SMART phones.
Happy Tuesday all! I hope you all enjoyed a great weekend with your family and loved ones.
Our topic today is an issue that has been on the rise for a little while now; smart phones.
BlackBerry’s, iPhone, Droids, Windows Mobile, they all have one thing in common; making it easier to work away from the office and with the technology improving daily, making it easier to do a lot more away from the office.
First of all, with this being said, it is extremely important to set policies and procedures that clearly outline what the devices are to be used for and when they will be used, especially when it comes to hourly or non-exempt employees.
For instance, there is a lawsuit right now against the Chicago Police Department because an officer who was issued a BlackBerry was requesting to be paid overtime because he was answering emails after work hours.
You could make the argument that the laws are not up with the current times but at the end of the day, they are laws that we as business owners need to abide by.
If you are going to issue your employees smart phones, ensure to implement policies and procedures that clearly outline what they are used for and when they are to be used.
For more information on this subject, check out our corresponding vlog at www.youtube.com/aspirepartners later today. You can also reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.