Critics of New OT Rules Argue New Regulations Will Limit Employee Flexibility

230f7fda-df6e-4992-ad33-19c83240466fModern technology grants today’s worker “24-hour access to the office”, leaving Labor Department officials scrambling to “clarify how the use of mobile technology affects when the workday starts and ends” for those employees who will soon be newly eligible for overtime pay. Bloomberg reports that critics of the changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act say the new regulations will prohibit employers from being able to offer employees flexible work arrangements, citing the fact that many employers plan to turn off email and laptop access for non-exempt workers after a certain hour in an effort to limit overtime liability.

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