Webinar Video: Wage & Hour – Expense Reimbursement – Class Action Avoidance Series
In this installment of Epstein Becker Green’s “Class Action Avoidance” webinar series, attorney Michael S. Kun addresses potential wage and hour class actions related to expense reimbursement for employees working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Many employers may have employees working from home for the first time—or at least have employees in certain job categories doing so for the first time. Even employees who sometimes worked from home previously may be doing so for much more time now and, arguably, incurring greater expenses as a result.
This webinar will cover federal and selected state laws on expense reimbursements, including expenses for home computers, smartphones, Internet access, Wi-Fi, phone lines, and even utilities. Not only might employers be sued based on whether or how much they reimburse employees, but these suits could be brought as class actions—and they are already being brought.