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Employment & Benefits


Many companies are moving towards a new communication model whereby they recall all company BlackBerrys or smartphones and instead ask employees to install an application on their own device for business use. While there are obvious savings to be made on hardware costs, this development has caused some consternation among the employment law community in relation to issues such as increased access to personal employee information, as well as potential difficulties in retrieving relevant company-owned information in the event of litigation.