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COVID and the FLSA: How COVID-19 Affects Compliance with Wage & Hour Laws in Telecommuting, Split Team, Intermittent Leave and Other Hybrid Work Arrangements

Duration: 90 minutes

Speaker: Dr. Jim Castagnera, Esq.


Webinar Description

Pre-pandemic, telecommuting and flextime were the exceptions in the American workplace.  Overnight, vast numbers of American employees became teleworkers.  Next came the Family Friendly Coronavirus Response Act with its revolutionary introduction of paid sick leave and paid family leave, never before mandated by the federal government.  Last but not least came the CARES Act with it liberal and generous unemployment and paycheck-protection provisions.


As state and local closure orders have been lifted and non-essential businesses reopened, a paradigm shift has occurred.  In some localities, recurrence of COVID-19 mandated a two-steps-forward, one-step-back approach toward business as usual.  Some firms found that many employees liked telecommuting and wanted to continue.  Others realized that social distancing demanded that new schedules were called for.  For example, one approach --- split team --- has some team members in the office, while others work from home, often with team members changing places every few days.  Ensuring compliance with wage & hour requirements in this new normal may feel akin to herding cats.


 Add to this new normal


Join labor/employment lawyer Jim Castagnera as he walks you through the requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act and related state and local laws that demand attention in coping with the new normal. 




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