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When is a Commute Not a Commute? In a Company Car (Well, Maybe)!

In my last post, I outlined the “normal” commuting case after Congress passed the Employee Commuting Flexibility Act (ECFA). The ECFA clarified the applicability of the Portal-to-Portal Act to the payment of wages to employees who use employer-provided vehicles. Clarification was necessary because of two conflicting opinion letters on the topic issued by the DOL … Continue Reading

Employee Volunteers and Emergency Call-Ins [Webinar Q&A]

Another in our series of answers to questions from our September 28 webinar on wage and hour law in higher education: Q. What if a non-exempt employee truly volunteers his/her time on a weekend to participate in a campus clean-up program (non-exempt duties) or a ticket taker at homecoming? Are these hours non-compensable? Similar, situation, a … Continue Reading

Do Employers Have to Pay for Travel Time?

In this economy, we continue to see lay-offs and slow growth in hiring.  As a result, more employees are being asked to take on additional responsibilities and assignments.  These circumstances, coupled with the fact that some employers are properly re-classifying certain jobs as non-exempt, have led to an increase in work-related travel for non-exempt employees.  … Continue Reading
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