Has Your Company Been Reimbursing its Employees for Personal Cell Phone and Internet Use While on the Job or Working from Home?

by Jennifer A. Grady, Esq. (revised May 20, 2020) Since January 1, 2016, California employers must reimburse employees for use of their personal cell phones for mandatory business purposes.  (Cochran v. Schwan’s Home Service, Inc). This ruling affects millions of employers who must update their company policies in order to stay compliant with the new …

Is Your Company Reimbursing Employees for Use of Their Cell Phones?

Updated September 24, 2018 by Jennifer A. Grady, Esq. As of January 1, 2016, California employers must reimburse employees for use of their personal cell phones for mandatory business purposes, as decided by the California Appellate Court in Cochran v. Schwan’s Home Service, Inc. The ruling affects millions of employers who must update their company policies …