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Is It Time to Ban Cellphone Bans? Recent Events at Amazon Are Instructive

Bans on the use of mobile phones at work aren’t a new concept. For years, employers across industries have barred employees from not only using, but even possessing cellphones while on the job. This includes Amazon, which—until recently—prohibited them in their warehouses.

The reasons for such a policy vary but include the adverse impact mobile phones could have on employee productivity (they can serve as a distraction), company security and overall privacy. As such, employers in several different sectors—manufacturing, hospitality and trucking, among them—say no to employees inclined to grab their smartphones to make calls, text or check headlines while actually working. (Read More)