When we think of “telecommuters,” we often think of one who wants to work from home on a full time or semi part time basis. In a sense, however, almost every worker who performs work outside of the office is a telecommuter. We take our work home with us. We take that laptop home and finish the work there or get up early in the morning and check our emails. We answer our emails off our iPhones or other personal digital devices. And, there are the more traditional telecommuters who indeed work on a full time or part time basis at home.
You may think Allowing employees to telecommute is remarkably easy and relatively risk free BUT there are several telecommuting legal issues you may not aware of that could put you in a path of legal risk.
Remote work, like all flexible work options, should be governed by a formal company policy. And that policy needs to address potential legal issues that could arise when people work from home.
Some of these legal concerns might be obvious, but others are more obscure.
This webinar will touch on all the Nitty-Gritties of the Telecommuting Arrangement.
- What do we truly mean by “telecommuting”?
- What does “course and scope of employment” mean in a telecommuting situation?
- What Fair Labor Standards Act should you consider in a telecommuting arrangement like timekeeping, travel time, etc.?
- How is the workers’ compensation “coming and going” rule used in a telecommuting arrangement?
- What Employers/Employees should consider in a telecommuting agreement
- What is OSHA’s latest position with regard to telecommuting arrangements?
- Are there circumstances where the Americans with Disabilities Act can require an employer to allow an employee to telecommute?
- How to protect your business secrets while allowing employees to work away from the office?
- Do you know the Legal requirements in protecting safety sensitive information?
- Are you required to calculate the time an employee answers emails as “working time”? Can you apply the “de minimus” rule?
Who Should Attend
- Senior HR Professionals
- HR Managers & Directors
- HR Personnel
- Employee Relations Professionals