Employers will face challenges

Besides the IT and economic/financial concerns of the BYOD movement, BYOD triggers a host of employment law compliance concerns, as detailed in a comprehensive report issued by employment law firm, Littler Mendelson P.C.

The Report analyzes the challenges employers will face over the next one to three years as more and more employees use personal devices to perform work. For some companies, a BYOD policy may be the right response. But the adoption of BYOD policies will increase certain employment and labor law risks in the areas of:

  • Time recording and overtime
  • Harassment, discrimination, and equal employment opportunities
  • Workplace safety
  • Acceptable use of technology
  • Compliance and ethics
  • Data privacy and security
  • Records management
  • Litigation holds
  • Confidentiality and trade secret protection

The BYOD Movement requires a truly interdisciplinary response.