No on-the-job driving and dialingEmployer ban ahead of legislationBy 08/27/2001|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 04/08/2003 In an attempt to limit their liability for driving accidents that occur when employees conduct business on cell phones while driving, several U.S. companies are instituting a ban on mobile phone use in the car.Some states have already made it illegal to dial and drive. However, employers are now restricting cell phone use even in places where there is no law against using phones while driving.The move is a response to an attempt in the U.S. to establish employer responsibility for accidents that occur when workers are conducting business on car cell phones. Several lawsuits have been launched against American companies, most notably a $30 million wrongful death claim against a law firm. A lawyer working for the firm was allegedly making business calls when her car hit and killed a 15-year-old girl. 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.