Bring Your Own Device: The Practical & Legal Issues Surrounding Employee-Owned Devices in the Workplace

Employees are increasingly seeking to use one device for both professional and personal use. The Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) movement is the practice whereby employers permit employees to bring their own personal mobile devices into the workplace and encourage employees to use these for business-related tasks.

While BYOD offers many benefits – cost savings, greater efficiency and improved employee morale – it has its pitfalls. View now for this free webinar to get a better understanding of how BYOD can threaten the security of employer data and networks and how as a result, some of the preventive measures that employers utilize as safeguards, such as monitoring, accessing and ultimately wiping an employee's device, create privacy issues. In addition, bringing a device into the workplace blurs the line between an employee's business and personal life and can have unintended consequences such as harassment and discrimination lawsuits, wage and hour disputes, and labor law compliance issues.

View this free webinar, which will outline some of the practical and legal issues surrounding BYOD to gain insight into how employers can sufficiently protect themselves with an effective BYOD policy.

Jason Habinsky, Haynes and Boone

Jason Habinsky

Jason Habinsky is a partner in the labor and employment practice group in the New York office of Haynes & Boone.

Mr. Habinsky counsels both small and large domestic and international clients on a wide range of employment-related issues, including discrimination, harassment, accommodation, wage and hour and employee benefits.

His counseling also focuses on advising clients on improving the workplace in all respects, including drafting and revising employment policies and procedures; offering best practices on interviewing and hiring; and advising on employee discipline, reductions in force and terminations.

Mr. Habinsky has further developed an expansive range of experience advising clients on the latest hot-button issues affecting the workplace, such as those relating to privacy, technology and social media.

He also has extensive experience litigating employment disputes of all types, including representing employers against claims alleging all types of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge, wage and hour violations and breach of contract, before federal, state and local courts and agencies, and through alternative dispute resolution.

In addition, Mr. Habinsky frequently litigates trade secret and unlawful competition disputes.

View this free webinar to learn:

  • What are the legal issues and other risks surrounding BYOD?
  • What can companies do to address BYOD?
  • What should an employer include in an effective BYOD policy?