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Law360: 5 Types Of Suits Employers Are Bracing For Post-PandemicApril 29, 2020
O’Melveny partner Adam Karr is quoted in this Law360 article discussing potential employee lawsuits that could stem from teleworking during the coronavirus pandemic. Teleworking makes tracking hours worked by employees more difficult and could spark lawsuits, this article noted. “In traditional employment settings, there’s a lot of tracking mechanisms that are utilized by employers to determine when, for example, people take lunch breaks and do certain types of things,” said Karr. He added that because of the “compressed” shift to telework, businesses may not have adapted to track workers’ hours or make sure they’re not working through lunch breaks, which could spark costly class actions alleging they shorted workers on hours of work per week.
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