Remote work

Is remote work included in employee handbook?

If remote work, or in some cases a mix of on-site and remote work, is here to stay at your company, take a look at your employee handbook. (If you don't have an employee handbook, you can create one in minutes with our HR product.) In 2020, the quick pivot to work-from-home arrangements left little [...]

March 17th, 2022|Remote work|

How should we proceed when texting employees?

Q: With so much of our workforce being remote due to COVID, we're thinking of switching to text messaging to remind people about Payroll deadlines and let them know about other important info and changes. What considerations should we keep in mind when texting employees for work purposes? A: Text messaging can be a great [...]

August 10th, 2021|Remote work|

New DOL guidance on tracking and paying for remote employees’ hours

"Reasonable diligence" expected from employers You know it's important to accurately track and report the hours people work, even if they're teleworking. The Dept. of Labor (DOL) confirms this in Field Assistance Bulletin No. 2020-5. The bulletin discusses employers' responsibility to pay employees for time worked when they're remote and what's considered "reasonable diligence" under [...]

January 15th, 2021|Recordkeeping, Remote work, Timekeeping|