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Bring It Home: Telecommuting The Right Way

Law360 (March 21, 2011, 1:43 PM EDT) -- The explosion in IT-related products and services has made it easier than ever for employees to work efficiently away from the office. Telecommuting, however, brings with it legal risks that should be considered before a company gives the green light to working from home. These include:

Discrimination: Without clear policies setting forth how decisions are made about which employees are allowed to work from home, and consistent enforcement of those policies, employers risk drawing charges of discrimination.

Wage and Hour Laws: Numerous potential land mines arise...
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