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This is unfortunate, however legal,
the employer can ask employees to purchase a phone for company purposes, as long as they pay for the business use,
any non payment by the employer can be taken as a deduction when you file your taxes,
if he fails to pay for overages and roaming charges,
that would be taken as a tax deduction, in most of these cases,
it is better to use your current phone if you have a smartphone,
and take advantage of the $70 allowance, instead of purchasing a separate phone.
If he wants to have total control and forces you to use the company server, you will have no choice,
the law does allow this, if the employer is paying you an allowance,
As of now only CA and MI have laws forcing the employer to pay for all business use,
PA does not have such a law yet,
If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to ask.
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