White Paper: California Ruling’s Impact on BYOD

In partnership with TEMIA, Valicom releases ‘Understanding How Cochran v. Schwan’s Home Services Impacts BYOD‘. The white paper discusses rulings from the State of California, defining how an employer reimburses employees for required uses of personal devices.

The decision has attracted controversy and created anxiety regarding its direct bearing on and implications for Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies.

White Paper at a Glance

  • The Court of Appeal of the State of California, Second Appellate District, ruled in the lawsuit Cochran v. Schwan’s Home Service on the question of whether an employer must reimburse employees for required uses of personal devices
  • The court found that to comply with the California Labor Code, “the employer must pay some reasonable percentage of the employee’s cell phone bill.”
  • California-based employers must comply with the ruling. Businesses must also make sense not only of the direct ruling but of various ambiguities raised by the ruling
  • A clear understanding of the ruling’s impact on a business is necessary for businesses to gain as satisfactory compliance will rely on it
  • The ruling should be viewed as an opportunity for companies to take greater albeit compliant advantage of BYOD as a strategic competitive differentiator
  • Look to Valicom for technology solutions that can be incorporated into new, well-defined and ruling-compliant BYOD business strategies.

TEMIA is the Telecom Expense Management Industry Association. TEMIA is an association of executives from service and high technology companies that share a common vision for improving the way enterprises forecast, budget, acquire and pay for their communications services. They collaborate to develop standards for code of conduct, technical requirements and to present a forum for discussing and building the future of our industry.