As businesses reopen and employees begin returning to work, employers will have to navigate complex wage and hour issues they may have never considered before. Employers will need to adapt to a “new normal” of major workplace changes, including increased teleworking, social distancing, and new health and safety measures.
Wage and hour issues for employees returning to the workplace
Whether an employer must compensate an employee for the time they spend complying with new workplace protocols, like screening and safety measures, will require a fact-intensive, state-specific analysis. The following are just a sampling of some wage and hour issues employers must consider (under both federal and state laws) as employees start coming back to work:
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