The task of defining “work” may seem pretty straightforward, but it’s not always as easy as most people think. As with just about everything in life, there are two sides to every story.
From the employee’s perspective, work consists of anything required by the employer. This frequently includes any time the employee is required to remain on the employer’s premises, regardless of whether or not she is actively working at the moment.
From the employer’s perspective, work is defined as any task performed by the employee that directly benefits the employer, but even this is not always so easy to define in a way that all parties can agree on. Continue reading ›