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,...
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