New DOL Guidance on FLSA, FMLA, and Remote Workers

Human resources expert Melissa Fleischer will review the DOL's clarification of how to apply FLSA and FMLA to remote workers. You will learn how to address critical telecommuting issues.

What You'll Learn

  • How does the FLSA apply to non-exempt remote workers?
  • How should you ensure FLSA compliance when employees work remotely?
  • Must you provide telecommuting as an ADA reasonable accommodation?
  • Could a court consider allowing only some to telecommute to be discrimination?
  • How can you protect your organization when a remote employee is injured?
  • Do employers need to ensure home workstations follow OSHA requirements?
  • How should you handle FMLA requests for employees who work remotely?
  • What should your telecommuting policy, application, and agreement include?
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Training Overview

Discover new FLSA and FMLA compliance requirements regarding remote employees.

The U.S. Department of Labor issued a field assistance bulletin to clarify how the Fair Labor Standards Act and Family and Medical Leave Act apply to remote workers. You must understand the details of this publication to ensure you are correctly handling pay, hours-of-service eligibility, leave requests, and related matters and avoid costly legal issues.

  • How does the FLSA apply to non-exempt remote workers?
  • How should you ensure FLSA compliance when employees work remotely?
  • Must you provide telecommuting as an ADA reasonable accommodation?
  • Could a court consider allowing only some to telecommute to be discrimination?
  • How can you protect your organization when a remote employee is injured?
  • Do employers need to ensure home workstations follow OSHA requirements?
  • How should you handle FMLA requests for employees who work remotely?
  • What should your telecommuting policy, application, and agreement include?
Recommended Audience
Who Should Attend?
  • Human resources professionals
  • Benefits administrators
  • Managers
  • Supervisors
  • Training leaders
  • In-house counsel
  • Financial officers
  • Business owners
  • Plant managers
  • Clinical staff
  • Operations managers
  • Safety managers
  • Employee relations staff
APPROVAL AND VALIDITY
Credits
  • This program has been approved for 1.0 general recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.
  • This program is valid for 1.0 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.
What's included
Training includes
  • 1.0 HRCI, 1.0 SHRM
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • All resources and training materials
About

Expert Presenter

Melissa Fleischer
  • Management-side employment attorney
  • Over twenty years of experience representing clients in employment law discrimination litigation
  • President and Founder, HR Learning Center LLC, an organization that offers training seminars, webinars, and consulting on a wide range of workplace and human resources issues
  • JD Degree from the George Washington University School of Law