Remotely wiping mobile phones - by employee agreement
Posted Sep 17, 2010 16:46 UTC (Fri) by giraffedata
In reply to: Remotely wiping mobile phones
Parent article: Remotely wiping mobile phones
In the US, since 1938, workers in low-level jobs are not allowed to work extra hours for free. (Low-level basically means non-intellectual).
I don't know about wearing revealing uniforms, but there many very similar things an employee isn't allowed to give.
The great majority of legal rights are waivable -- they're property the holder is allowed to sell. But many are not, and the main reason is to eliminate competition with other people who don't want to sell those rights at the going price. In the case of working extra hours for free, the effect (by design) is to transfer wealth from people with more natural employable talent to people with less, as a group.
There are moral arguments for and against that transfer, and that way of doing it, and the same would apply to the issue of an employer conditioning a job offer on the employee handing over delete power on his phone. (As for the legal arguments, I really have no idea).
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