Smartphones becoming distractions at work

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BlackBerrys and iPhones have become the latest bane for employers concerned about lost productivity, according to Employment Law Advisory Services.

The company reported that its helplines are taking more and more calls from employers worred about the amount of time staff waste playing with their smartphones when they should be working.

Over the past couple of years, employers have equipped their people with phones that let them and receive emails. Now that worries about productivity are taking hold, one of the common questions is whether taking smartphones away from employees might constitute a change in their remuneration package.

 “What started as a trickle is certainly building up to a stream as more and more employers start looking at what they really need from their employers,...

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