is it legal for a company to force an employee to use personal phone for bussiness in nevada

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is it legal for a company to force an employee to use personal phone for bussiness in nevada

I just wanted to know if its legal or not. and what code does it fall under.

Asked on September 2, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Nevada

Answers:

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

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Unless there is an existing employment contract or union/collective bargaining agreement to the contrary, it is legal to require that an employee use their own cell phone for business calls. This is the same, for example, as requirng an employee to use their own car for business appointments. And in both cases, a business can choose to reimburse the worker for such use or not. The fact is that absent actionable discrimination, a company can set the terms of employment much as it sees fit. This is known as "at will" employment. For their part, the employee can agree to use their phone, complain but risk termination, or quit.


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