Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.
Person Working From Home Credit: Antonio Rodriguez/Adobe Stock

Any businesses that have employees working from home, i.e., telecommuting, should establish a written telecommuting policy and have the employee(s) sign off on that document to acknowledge receipt. The document should set out the framework and processes for the telecommuting assignment, the number of hours the employee is expected to work and how hours should be recorded. It should emphasize that employees cannot abuse the system to work overtime. There are many additional issues implicated by the fact that many employees are working from home, not all of which have to do with proper compensation under wage-hour laws, but are of equal or perhaps even greater importance. The telecommuting policy must address these issues as well.

Want to continue reading?
Become a Free ALM Digital Reader.

Benefits of a Digital Membership:

  • Free access to 3 articles* every 30 days
  • Access to the entire ALM network of websites
  • Unlimited access to the ALM suite of newsletters
  • Build custom alerts on any search topic of your choosing
  • Search by a wide range of topics

*May exclude premium content
Already have an account?

Law Firms Mentioned


Banking Litigation & Regulation Forum 2020Event

Delivers the key insights and practical solutions to acutely address the complex minefield of UK banking litigation & regulation.

Get More Information

ALM Legal Publication Newsletters

Sign Up Today and Never Miss Another Story.

As part of your digital membership, you can sign up for an unlimited number of a wide range of complimentary newsletters. Visit your My Account page to make your selections. Get the timely legal news and critical analysis you cannot afford to miss. Tailored just for you. In your inbox. Every day.

Copyright © 2020 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.