Employment Law Updates

If your company has drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMV), you should be aware of the final DOT rule which restricts the use of hand-held mobile phones by those drivers while driving the CMV’s. The rule goes into effect on January 3, 2012, and prohibits dialing a number and other hand-held uses of a cell phone, but allows certain hands-free uses. Details of the new rule can be found on the DOT website.

The link to “Frequently Asked Questions” on that site provides helpful explanatory information.

It would be wise to update your employee handbook to reflect this policy if your company employs drivers of CMV’s.

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