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Wireless Devices Tied To Illegal Pay Practices

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Last month, T-Mobile USA was hit with a class action lawsuit, which alleges that the company did not properly pay employees and supervisors for all of their time worked. The case reminds employers of the legal pay issues that can arise when employees are electronically tied to the office.

 

The lawsuit alleges that retail sales associates and supervisors were required to read and respond to text and e-mail messages "all hours of the day," regardless of whether they were logged into the company's computer-based time-keeping system. They were also allegedly required to take and place work-related phone calls and participate in conference calls during their unpaid lunch breaks.

 

The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires that non-exempt employees be paid for all hours worked, including overtime, as applicable. Even if you do not require or encourage employees to work through lunch or check their e-mail la...(register to read more)

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