A new class action brought by telecommuters of Cigna Healthcare of California highlights the growth of a new type of legal dispute facing companies nationwide. The Cigna medical claims processors' suit follows a flood of cases from auto insurance adjusters. And work-at-home computer technical support workers and pharmaceutical sales reps are also filing suits. Overtime claims seem to dominate, but one defense attorney wonders if all telecommuters would truly want the restrictions of nonexempt status.
Telecommuters Are Reaching Out to Sue Their Employers
The National Law Journal
December 15, 2006