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Viewpoint: Avoid Remote Work’s Wage and Hour Minefields

November 10, 2020


In March, when COVID-19 struck hard in the U.S., employers implemented emergency plans to allow virtually every employee who could work remotely to do so. In response to the emergency, many employers issued stopgap wage and hour policies.

With extensive remote work likely to continue for the indefinite future or become a permanent fixture of many workplace cultures, employers are well-advised, if they have not done so yet, to develop robust remote policies to ensure compliance with wage and hour laws. Here are some of the more salient questions to answer for nonexempt employees.

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