Chicago police officers seek overtime pay for off-duty e-mails

02/13/2013 | Forbes

About 200 police officers in Chicago have joined a lawsuit arguing that they deserve overtime pay for time spent responding to e-mails while off duty. Employers can avoid similar lawsuits by not issuing smartphones to nonexempt workers and by reminding nonexempt workers that they do not need to respond to e-mails while off duty, Jim Burns writes.

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