The Latest Claims Arising from Pre-Post Shift Activities and Offthe- Clock Work: 2016 Roundup of Notable Case Decisions and Proven Defense Strategies

September 26, 2016 3:55pm

Juan Lopez-Campillo

Cruser & Mitchell LLP

Joseph E. Tilson

Cozen O’Connor

  • Latest FLSA and state wage & hour case law involving:
    • Use of mobile devices and emails (BlackBerry, smartphones, VPN) outside work hours
    • Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies
    • Telephone calls (texts): how are text messages interpreted?; identifying business versus personal calls and texts?; employee to employee calls/texts
    • Employees giving email and/or cell phone to customers or potential customers
    • Computer network log-in data
    • VPN or Virtual Desktop
    • Transaction data
    • GPS Data / Work order data
    • Work assignment upload and downloading data
    • Booting up and logging off computers
    • Pre/post-shift meetings
  • Innovative and proven defense strategies to claims involving the above