Michigan Unpaid Wage Lawyer – Telecommuters

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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