Doc of the Day: Just Because Your Employees Telecommute Doesn’t Mean You Get a Free Pass on Wage-Hour Laws

Fisher & Phillips reminds employers that offering workplace flexibility options to their employees — telecommuting, atypical hours, alternative work patterns, for example — does not give them a pass on complying with wage and hour laws:

“Under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act alone, thorny issues are presented by employees who spend less worktime on-premises in favor of working at home and elsewhere and at unpredictable times. Complicating matters is the fact that the FLSA is in many ways an unforgiving creature of a bygone era in which workplace flexibility was largely irrelevant.”

Read the full update, “Flexible Work” Trend Still Necessitates Wage-Hour Compliance, from Fisher & Phillips LLP»