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    Barri Lyn Friedland represents her clients in wrongful termination, discrimination and harassment cases. She regularly defends and counsels employers regarding claims of disability, gender and age discrimination under both ...

As the number of people working remotely decreases while employees start returning to their places of employment, or decide to make home their permanent office, a refresher on the requirements around the compensability of travel time to and from the workplace could prove helpful.

The general rule under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is that employees must be compensated whenever they are working. However, pursuant to the Portal-to-Portal Act, time spent traveling to and from the actual place where the employee performs his or her principal activities, or “commuting ...

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