The issue of reimbursement over BYOD expenses has been a hot issue since a California court ruled last year that employers in the state had to reimburse employees for personal mobile phone call charges related to work. According to a recent survey by cloud-based mobile messaging provider Tyntec, around 62 percent of U.S. workers are concerned about BYOD reimbursement.
Here they come--employee class action lawsuits against California employers demanding reimbursement for BYOD expenses.
The ruling last year by a California appeals court about BYOD expense reimbursement has caused consternation among enterprises throughout the country. Any enterprise that allows BYOD should prepare for the implications of the California court ruling, as well as the expansion of the reimbursement requirement to data and to other regions of the country.
Let's stop the hype about the California court ruling and let's start reimbursing employees for work-related BYOD expenses. It's only fair.
BYOD is here to stay, and enterprises need to figure out a way to manage the costs associated with a BYOD program. Here are some tips to keep BYOD expenses from getting out of control.