COVID 2 Years in: Biggest Wage and Hour Issues
Labor, Employment and Benefits attorney Tina Tellado was interviewed by Law360 about litigation over wage and hour issues, screening time and remote work caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the World Health Organization's pandemic declaration, employers and employer groups have sued to block coronavirus hazard pay ordinances, and federal employees have brought cases seeking emergency pay bumps. Only a few of these cases have precedential rulings to guide them. Ms. Tellado said most cases are still left with no resolution.
"I think as we move into this next year that a lot of the scramble is over of how to deal with these issues," she said. "Judicially they remain unresolved."
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