Using a smartphone for work may qualify you for overtime
Do you use your smartphone to respond to emails or take phone calls on the weekends? If so, you may be entitled to overtime.
Chicago Police Sargent Jeffrey Allen is suing the City of Chicago, claiming the city owes him and other officers millions in overtime pay from work facilitated on their smartphones.
According to a federal lawsuit in Chicago, corresponding with your supervisor and other staff on your smartphone after hours qualifies you for overtime.
As organizational leaders, we must remain mindful of our staff and maintain clarity regarding norms and acceptable working conditions in our human resource manuals.
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