Mobile devices have employers reviewing policies about working anytime, anywhere
ATLANTA – Those smartphones and BlackBerrys that enable work anytime, anywhere are increasingly blurring the lines between work life and personal life – and introducing the sticky issue of when overtime is owed to workers.
The always-connected worker and the pressures of the uncertain economy have led many to feel they should always be working – because they can, thanks to the growing use of smartphones. That’s allowing work to bleed into evenings, weekends and even sleep, with some people taking their phones and BlackBerrys to bed with them.
And the situation becomes tricky for hourly employees, who qualify for overtime.
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