Overtime Issues In The Digital Age

Law360, New York (November 11, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- With the increasing use of technology in the workplace, such as personal digital assistants (“PDAs”), Blackberry devices and remote access to work e-mail, more employees are staying connected to their jobs outside of business hours by reading and responding to work-related e-mails.

According to a September 2008 study by the Pew Internet & American Life Project, nearly 50 percent of employees check their work e-mail on weekends, and nearly one in five of those workers report that their employers expect them to read and respond to...
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