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Managing Telecommuting in a Changing Legal Environment


New Challenges from COVID-19

Telecommuting is a work arrangement or alternative work schedule in which an employee may spend part or all of the regular work week at a location other than the employer’s office, e.g. the employee’s home. The increasing availability of internet-based communication systems and remote access software systems have resulted in a substantial increase over the last several years in the number of employers offering telecommuting as an alternative work arrangement, and in the number of employees who choose to telecommute. In the age of COVID-19 this work option has become used even more. This white paper reviews how employers can address wage and hour and Fair Labor Standards Act issues and discusses potential zoning issues.



Paul M. Ostroff

Paul M. Ostroff

Lane Powell PC

  • Shareholder with the law firm of Lane Powell PC in Portland and Seattle
  • Practices in all phases of labor and employment law
  • Named in The Best Lawyers in America, Labor and Employment, 2011 to 2020
  • Named an Oregon Super Lawyer
  • Frequent speaker on labor and employment issues before national and regional professional and business organizations
  • Member, Oregon and California bar
  • J.D. degree, University of California, Hasting College of Law; M.B.A. degree, University of Chicago; A.B. degree, University of California, Berkeley
  • Can be contacted at 503-778-2122 or [email protected]

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