If a company has a written policy of no cell phone use during working hours, can it require that employees turn their phones in to management at the start of their shift?

Asked on October 23, 2014 under Employment Labor Law, Wyoming

Answers:

MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

Confiscation of phones is not the policy and cannot be required as that would interfere with your privacy rights and it would necessitate the company to keep your phones safe and pay you should anything occur.  You may wish to contact your state's department of labor of possible labor violations. 


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