4 Laws That Trip Up Employers With Traveling Workers

By Aaron Vehling (March 14, 2016, 1:45 PM EDT) -- Employees sometimes have to travel for work, and everything from travel time to the behavior of employees at the hotel after a couple drinks can expose employers to suits under workplace laws. Here, management-side attorneys explain what claims can arise and how to avoid them.

Wage-and-Hour Laws

Wage-and-hour laws, such as the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and state and local counterparts, are important for employers to take into account when they have employees traveling outside the office in the U.S. Not doing so opens them up to a potentially expensive wage-and-hour suit.

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