Employees driving under the influence — of a cellphoneU.S. cases are a warning employers should be wary of liability if employees use a cellphone for business while behind the wheelBy Russel Zinn02/15/2008|Canadian Employment Law Today Cellphones can cause impairmentThere has been much discussion lately on drivers using cellphones and other communication devices while operating a motor vehicle. Some jurisdictions have taken the step of prohibiting the use of anything except hands-free devices while driving, while others are thinking of banning them entirely for those behind the wheel. Studies have shown using cellphones can distract a driver’s concentration and therefore have a similar impairment effect as alcohol. With the prevalence of cellphones and other devices in the course of day-to-day business, this raises the concern for employers who have employees using them while on the road. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.