Have you implemented telecommuting? Should you?
The Department of Labor indicates an employer may either encourage or require employees to telework as an infection control or prevention strategy. Telecommuting, however, can be a minefield of potential hazards for unprepared employers. Employers should be mindful of not singling out employees and inadvertently running afoul of Equal Employment Opportunity (“EEO”) laws. There is also inherent risk associated with wage and hour laws, particularly as it relates to maintaining an accurate record of hours worked for non-exempt hourly employees.