Authored by Alex Passantino

In the Department of Labor’s regulatory agenda for Spring 2015, the Wage & Hour Division announced a request for information (RFI) regarding “the use of technology, including portable electronic devices, by employees away from the workplace and outside of scheduled work hours outside of scheduled work outside of scheduled work hours.”  No formal rulemaking has been proposed; WHD simply is seeking information from stakeholders on how these issues impact hours worked under the Fair Labor Standards Act.  That information may—or may not—lead to a proposed rule.  The RFI is expected to be published in the Federal Register in August 2015.