5 Legal Headaches For Virtual Employers

Law360, New York (April 4, 2013, 10:48 PM EDT) -- Companies with off-site "virtual" staff can cut overhead costs and attract talent by offering more flexible schedules, but they also face a number of legal challenges, like keeping tabs on the hours employees are on the clock, controlling where employment suits are filed and determining when an injury is work-related, lawyers say.

Allowing employees to work from home has been touted as a way to reduce business costs, increase productivity and improve employee retention. However, some companies are moving away from this approach. In recent months, Yahoo Inc. required all of its employees with work-from-home arrangements to work in company offices,...

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