Under the FLSA, employees are supposed to be relieved of all duties during meal periods. If they’re not, then meal breaks are considered paid time. That doesn’t mean employers can’t prohibit some meal break activities without having to pay employees.
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Telework challenges businesses to ensure that remote employees are working when they’re supposed to be. Yet it’s also a way to curb absenteeism. Here are examples of what works, from employers that have fully integrated telework into their operations:
Turning your handbook into an electronic document can cut costs, make updating easier and give employees a convenient place to access policies. Going electronic isn’t technically difficult. But the process involves more than simply transferring written documents to a database or internal website.