Your Right to Reimbursement for Work Use of Cell Phones & Other Personal Devices
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Many employees do not realize that if they are required to use personal devices, including cellphones and laptops, for work-related tasks, they are entitled to be paid or reimbursed for their use of personal devices for the benefit of their employer.  

Indeed, if your employer requires that you check email, communicate via text, send data or fill out forms on your phone or laptop you are entitled to reimbursement for those devices. 

Crucially, you are entitled to reimbursement regardless of whether you paid for the expense out-of-pocket. Even if the computer was a gift or your spouse pays for the family data plan, you are entitled to reimbursement.

If your employer is not reimbursing you for your use of personal devices for work, we can help. Contact us today for a free consultation. 

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Julian Burns King graduated with honors from Harvard Law School and founded King & Siegel in 2018. As head of the Firm’s discrimination and harassment practice areas, she champions the rights of working parents and victims of workplace discrimination and harassment. She has been recognized as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers annually since 2018 and has recovered tens of millions of dollars on behalf of her clients.

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