Wednesday, June 25, 2008

"Should You Get Paid Overtime for Checking Work Email at Home?"

HECK NO! You aren't obligated to do so, so don't. It's THAT simple.

blackberry.pngABC News writers recently demanded overtime pay for bringing work home with them—including attending to work-related email on their BlackBerries after hours. The spat between the Writer's Guild and ABC was settled (writers don't get paid for checking their email for a minute, but do for any major work commitments at home), but it brings up an important question: Where's the overtime line when we're all connected to the office via email-enabled cell

Workplaces to see more spats over after-hours work [Yahoo! News]

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