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For many employees, telecommuting is an effective alternative to the traditional workplace, but that doesn’t mean telecommuters should be paid any less.

A growing number within the U.S. labor force take advantage of telecommuting to balance family, personal, and job responsibilities. Unfortunately, some employers take advantage of telecommuters by withholding proper compensation.

Employment laws such as the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and various state statutes require employers to treat all hourly workers – telecommuting or otherwise – fairly and equally pursuant to certain wage and hour guidelines.

This includes:

  • Keeping accurate records of non-exempt employees’ work hours
  • Establishing and adhering to workplace overtime policies
  • Compensating telecommuters for time spent traveling to and from an office after commencing principal work activities and for using e-mail at home before and after work shifts
  • Offering telecommuting as a reasonable accommodation for a qualified disability

When employers fail to comply with statutory requirements like these, they are breaking the law and must be held accountable. The lawyers in Sommers Schwartz’s Employment Litigation Group have represented thousands of hourly workers in wage and overtime disputes in a number of industries, and we can fight for you, too.

Please contact us today for a free consultation and to learn how we can help.

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Ken Watkins and his staff did a wonderful job

Ken Watkins and his staff did a wonderful job and were very understanding of my sensitive situation.

Mr. Turner was a guiding light.

Going through the legal process was foreign and nerve-racking for me but I was able to garner confidence from my attorney. I am fully confident he was the key factor in the success of my outcome.

Arvin Pearlman was the first and only attorney that we consulted.

Arvin Pearlman was the first and only attorney that we consulted and could not be happier that we chose him to represent us. I truly realized that Arvin had me and my family’s best interest at heart. Once we made it to trial, all we kept thinking was how glad…

Mr. Watkins showed he was a great lawyer.

Mr. Watkins showed he was a great lawyer by the way he handled the case. He always kept me informed and the entire team was professional. I would highly recommend him and the firm.

I wouldn’t recommend anyone else.

I worked closely with Matt Curtis on a medical malpractice case – he went to bat for me every step of the way. I wouldn’t recommend anyone else.

You went above and beyond expectations.

Our business is very complex with the different manufacturers we deal with and the rebate programs associated with them, and we feel the time, effort and your timeliness in understanding the different aspects of our case helped us with a reasonable resolution.

Mr. Watkins exceeded my expectations.

Mr. Watkins and his team were excellent to work with. Mr. Watkins is a very competent and trustworthy attorney. I am very pleased with the outcome of my case. I highly recommend attorney Kenneth Watkins.

I was very impressed with you throughout the trial.

That was the first time I had been a juror, and it was an interesting experience. I was very impressed with you throughout the trial, and got the feeling that you really enjoy your career.

Ken Watkins and everyone at Sommers Schwartz went above and beyond.

Ken Watkins and everyone at Sommers Schwartz went above and beyond my expectations! They are professional, caring, and compassionate, and I can’t say enough or thank them enough for everything they did on my behalf.

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