The legal issues surrounding nonexempt employees are becoming more complex, and the federal government is looking at whether companies can require these workers to answer emails or cellphone calls while off duty.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division is expected to publish in August a request for information about “the use of technology, including portable electronic devices, by employees away from the workplace and outside of scheduled work hours,” according to a Seyfarth Shaw blog post. The item states that the information gathered may or may not lead to a proposed rule.

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