Can an employer require a cell phone as a condition of employment

Require employees to use personal cell phones for
clocking in and out.

Asked on September 26, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, California

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Most employment relationships are "at will". This means that a company can set the conditions of employment much as it sees fit. This includes requiring that a worker have a cell phone. This is true unless an employment contract or union agreemnt provides otherwise or the employee's treatment constitutes some form of legally actionable discrimination.


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