Monthly Archives: February 2021


When Employees Mix Remote Work and On-Site Work, is the Travel Time Compensable?

Some of the unique circumstances created by remote work has spawned questions regarding compensation under the FLSA. One area of concern, particularly for employers who are new to remote work, is the compensability of travel time when an employee chooses to split their time between remote and on-site work in a single workday. On December [...]

2021-02-17T15:48:06-05:00February 17th, 2021|Newsletter|

DOL issues Guidance of Using Electronic Means to Comply with Posting Requirements

On December 23, 2020, the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division issued guidance – Field Assistance Bulletin 2020-7 – regarding the use of electronic means to provide employees with required notice of their statutory rights under federal law. Numerous federal statutes, including the FMLA and FLSA, require covered employers to “post and keep posted” [...]

2021-02-17T15:47:13-05:00February 17th, 2021|Newsletter|

DOL Issues Final Independent Contractor Rule

The Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued a long-awaited final rule clarifying the standard for determining employee versus independent contractor status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Because the FLSA only applies to employees and not independent contractors, the determination is extremely important for any organization utilizing independent contractors. The final rule is largely [...]

2021-02-19T08:24:23-05:00February 17th, 2021|Newsletter|

Ohio General Assembly Makes Changes to State Discrimination Laws

Included in the flurry of bills passed by the Ohio General Assembly at the end of 2020 was House Bill 352. The bill was signed into law by Gov. DeWine on January 12, 2021 and makes several significant changes to Revised Code Chapter 4112, which is Ohio’s employment discrimination law. The new law alters the [...]

2021-03-01T11:41:50-05:00February 4th, 2021|blog|