Resurgence of Virus Amid Holidays Forces Businesses to Revisit Telework, Wage Laws
In an interview with Bloomberg Law, Todd Scherwin explores some of the tricky legal considerations including wage and hour issues and disability accommodations that continue to cause headaches for employers amid a new surge of coronavirus infections. Perhaps the biggest compliance issues for employers relate to tacking teleworking employees’ time. Todd says it’s a lot more difficult to monitor that when someone is working from home. He recommends monitoring or limiting exposure to overtime pay, making sure employees are working during their on-the-clock hours, and avoiding off-the-clock work that could lead to future lawsuits. He also explains that the latest surge in coronavirus infections has made it clear that it’s important to put policies and procedures into place for the long term.
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