Adam S. Forman, a Member of the Firm in the Employment, Labor, and Workforce Management practice, in the firm’s Chicago and Detroit offices, was quoted in Law360, in “4 Laws That Trip Up Employers with Traveling Workers,” by Aaron Vehling. (Read the full version – subscription required.)
Following is an excerpt:
For employees who are not exempt from receiving overtime pay, they are entitled to the extra pay if they work more than 40 hours, according to Epstein Becker Green PC’s Adam Forman.
He zeroed in on how time zones can land employers in hot water. If it’s outside of regular working hours wherever the employee is, then the employer could be on the hook, Forman said.
“When an employee is traveling to a different time zone, [employers] need to keep in mind when they’re issuing a request that non-exempt employees are to be paid for all working time,” he said.