A new survey by Employers Group finds that 68 percent of California companies surveyed will ask employees to cease or limit using cell phones while driving to comply with California's new hands-free law. Addressing the July 1 start date, 46% of these want their employees to park before calling and 22% want employees to stop using cell phones completely while driving.
271 employers throughout California, were surveyed. What was the motivation for the change in policy? Liability. Two thirds of the companies participating also said they would reimburse employees for the cost of a hands-free device.
I'd be curious to see just how they will monitor this. Any employers want to chime in? What is your company doing differently?