Remote Work Arrangements
More and more employees are requesting to work remotely. Recent polls indicate that today more than 3.9 million employees across the U.S. (almost 3% of the U.S. workforce) telecommute to work. While new technologies, changing family demographics and COVID-19 are fueling the need for remote working arrangements, employers need to be aware that legal pitfalls can arise. Join employment law attorney Susan Desmond as she lays it all out for you and helps ensure that your organization is best protected as it considers and implements telecommuting arrangements.
- What you should consider when determining whether to grant or deny telecommuting arrangements
- Whether you need to have a telecommuting policy
- Best practices for drafting a legally compliant telecommuting policy
- Whether employees should sign telecommuting work agreements and what should be included
- Whether you must provide telecommuting as a reasonable accommodation under the ADA
- Whether allowing some but not others to telecommute could give rise to discrimination claims against your organization
- Steps to protect your organization if an employee is injured while working from home
- Steps to protect your company property, equipment and confidential information while your employee works from home
Susan Desmond is a principal with Jackson Lewis PC which has offices in 59 cities across the United States. Ms. Desmond has been representing management in all areas of labor and employment law since her graduation from the University of Tennessee School of Law in 1985. She is listed in Best Lawyers in America for labor and employment law and has been named by Chambers USA as one of America’s leading business lawyers. Ms. Desmond is also listed in Mid-South Super Lawyers and Louisiana Super Lawy... View Full Profile
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