Labor and Employment Breakfast Briefing Series: Avoiding Compensation Pitfalls with Telecommuting and Remote Workers

July 18, 2013

Many employers offer their employees the opportunity to work from home on a regular or temporary basis. While the flexibility of a telecommuting arrangement can benefit both the employer and the employee, allowing a nonexempt employee to work remotely can lead to a minefield of wage and hour issues that employers must carefully navigate to avoid potential liability.

Employers that have nonexempt employees working remotely or are considering allowing such arrangements for nonexempt workers need to be aware of the legal landscape affecting such employees and take steps to comply with all applicable legal requirements. Join us for a breakfast briefing to discuss these issues and important considerations for employers.

Topics will include:

  • Overview of wage and hour requirements applicable to telecommuting and remote workers
  • Which activities represent work that must be paid
  • How to properly record all hours worked by remote workers
  • How to properly compensate telecommuting/remote employees for all hours worked, including overtime, time working at home or in the field, travel time, and more
  • Challenges presented by mobile devices and other workplace technologies

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Morgan Lewis
5 Park Plaza, Suite 1750
Irvine, CA 92614

CLE Credit:
This program has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education by the State bar of California in the amount of one hour and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Provider No. 4730, certifies that this activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education.