Lawsuit 2: Overtime
A TEKserve survey found that 63 percent of IT leaders believe BYOD is very effective in increasing employee access for work-related purposes. While this is great for salaried workers, problems arise with hourly ones.
Case-in-point: A lawsuit in a federal court in Chicago claims that the city owes some 200 police officers millions of dollars in overtime back pay because officers were pressured into answering work-related calls and emails over department-issued BlackBerrys during off-hours. While this particular case doesn't involve BYOD, there's no question BYOD blurs the line even more between work life and personal life.