Whether or not employees are still working remotely to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the Dept. of Labor (DOL) expects employers to comply with notice guidelines under federal law, though there is some flexibility.

While employers must still post a printed, hard-copy notice on site to meet the requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and other laws, it’s also possible to provide electronic notices to offsite employees.

Requirements to meet

Notices posted on the company intranet or emailed to workers should be treated as supplements to FLSA ntices posted in the office.

For notices that must be provided to employees individually, electronic postings/email will only meet those requirements if employers regularly use this method of notification.

Using solely electronic postings for required legal notices is only acceptable if all the following are true: The workforce is entirely remote, all communication is regularly done electronically, and all employees can access the posting at any time.

For more information: dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/WHD/legacy/files/fab_2020_7.pdf