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NRP Reports: Using Your BlackBerry Off-Hours Could Be Overtime

NPR reports:

Can’t put your BlackBerry down? Your boss may come to dread that if you’re working while you’re off the clock. A police sergeant in Chicago is suing the city. He says he’s due plenty of overtime back pay because he logged in on his BlackBerry to continue working even though his shift was over.


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