Telecommuting, or remote employment, has become exceedingly popular as a manner to improve efficiency, reduce costs, and offer a more attractive employment package to employees. Unfortunately, telecommuting arrangements do not come without legal risk to the employer as well.
In this practical webinar, you will examine these risks and learn about the possible ways to minimize them. You will also learn about liability for work injuries, an employer’s obligations for telecommuters under the FMLA, ADA, and other federal laws, and ways to effectively structure procedure and handbook policies to address these laws.
Upon course completion, you will be able to:
- Describe the telecommuting relationship for employers
- Identify the risks that telecommuting poses for both employees and employers
- Assess potential liability for work injuries under general Workers’ Compensation law
- Outline an employer’s obligations for telecommuters under the FMLA, ADA, and OSHA reporting rules
- Implement best practices in drafting handbook policies and procedures for dealing with telecommuting