Payroll HR Tip of the Week, sponsored by Highflyer Payroll: Personal phone use policies

Are your employees spending a lot of time on their phones, scrolling social media, browsing the internet or listening to music or podcasts? Can you prohibit personal phone use during work hours?

Yes, you can limit or prohibit use of personal devices during work hours. Employees can be expected to give their undivided attention to the work you pay them to perform, and if that means phones need to be silenced or put away, you are entitled to make this request. An all-out ban on phone use may not be necessary.

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