Six months into the pandemic, wage and hour issues such as paying employees for commuting and for pre-shift safety protocols and the uncertainty of carveouts have emerged as top concerns for employment lawyers.
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Here, Law360 examines potential wage and hour pitfalls to watch out for.
Paying Employees for Commuting Time
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