Bloomberg Tax
March 12, 2020, 7:47 PM

Employer Contingency Plans Must Factor In Federal Wage Laws

Christine Pulfrey
Christine Pulfrey

New Labor Department online guidance may help employers execute contingency plans during health emergencies, such as COVID-19, while remaining compliant with federal wage laws.

Relevant elements of wage and hour rules were considered in 15 questions and answers that address a range of scenarios and concerns, including those related to teleworking, wage-payment requirements, and joint employment, as well as volunteering leave and payment on termination.

Joint-Employment Concerns

Liability issues could arise for employers that supplement their workforce during the COVID-19 health crisis by relying on temporary employees from a staffing agencies if those workers are not properly paid, the guidance ...

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