By Erin Dougherty Foley and Craig B. Simonsen

Seyfarth Synopsis: Seven years ago today The Employment Law Lookout Blog launched its twice weekly publications. Now as we enter a new year — we wanted to celebrate this milestone by taking a look back at our seven most popular posts of “all time.”  (As compiled

By Karla Grossenbacher

Men typing in Whatsapp on IphoneSeyfarth Synopsis: Given the issues workplace texting presents for employers, employers would be wise to make clear in their policies what method of communication employees may use in the workplace for business purposes. If texting is allowed or tolerated in the workplace, employers need to review their policies relating to employee

By Parnian Vafaeenia and Karla Grossenbacher

Seyfarth Synopsis: Pokémon GO’s popularity is at a fever pitch. However, the game poses several risks for employers including software security, privacy and workplace safety concerns.

Your employees may be on a quest to catch ‘em all. Over 15 million people have downloaded the Pokémon GO game since

By Justin T. Curley and Laura J. Maechtlen

Earlier this week, we blogged about certain risks for employers created by “Bring Your Own Device” programs.  We continue our blog series here by discussing some additional topics to consider when adopting a BYOD policy.

Employee Privacy Concerns

Any BYOD policy should clearly define employee privacy expectations.  

By Justin T. Curley and Laura J. Maechtlen

As employees have widely adopted personal mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets, there has been a parallel trend of employers allowing (or requiring) their employees to use their own personal mobile devices at work.  This “Bring Your Own Device,” or “BYOD” movement, can provide benefits to