You would think in this day and age everyone would be working from home, considering it’s such an easy thing to do. But, while more and more companies are allowing employees to do this, more and more are still putting their foot down and saying no to this type of employment. If you are one of those companies that have done the research, seen the stats and you want to consider trying this out and letting a handful of employees try to work from home, there are a few things you want to consider from a legal perspective.
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) was set in place to help protect workers from being treated unfairly in the workplace as it pertains to pay practices and work regulations. It is a federal law which describes different regulations regarding commerce employment and it details things like requirements for overtime, setting limits on child labor and establishing minimum wage. The FLSA is very important and employers must be willing to abide by the various regulations for the ways in which they deal with their employees.