Legal Risks & Issues in the Virtual and Telecommuting Working Environment

Duration: 90 Minutes
Technology gives the freedom to work virtually from "anywhere." Employers, of course, find it attractive to encourage their employees to work "anywhere," because it increases productivity. Yet, it also increases both legal and practical problems. Employers must be cautious about potential issues such as loss of confidential information, trade secret issues, general tort liability, workers' compensation issues, Fair Labor Standards Act issues, Family and Medical Leave Act issues; Americans with Disabilities Act, and more.
Product ID: 501125
Objectives of the Presentation
During this session, we’ll answer questions including:
  • What are the legal risks involved in "telecommuting" and employees working from home?
  • How do you protect safety sensitive information when employees are working outside the office?
  • How do you keep up with “hours worked” for those who are not exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act?
  • How do you monitor performance for those who work from home?
  • What is OSHA’s latest position with regard to "telecommuting" arrangements?
  • What things should you consider in a telecommuting agreement?
Why should you Attend
In the virtual and telecommuting working environments there are many legal risks as well as practical risks. Attend this webinar to understand what steps to take to protect your organization from the potential legal and practical risks associated with the ever popular use of virtual offices and telecommuting environments.

Areas Covered
  • Security issues associated with the use of personal digital devices
  • General tort liability issues and policies you need to consider
  • Potential workers' compensation issues associated with virtual offices and telecommuting
  • Fair Labor Standards Act issues associated with PDA’s and telecommuting
  • Family and Medical Leave Act issues – what is the employee’s work location if telecommuting?
  • When, if ever, is an employer required to offer telecommuting as a means of accommodation under the ADA?
  • How does an employer determine which state’s unemployment laws apply if an employee telecommutes from a different state than the employer’s home office?
Who can Benefit
  • Risk Managers
  • Human Resources Professionals
  • Workers Compensation Professionals
  • Compensation Analysts
  • Benefits Managers
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Instructor Profile:
Susan Fahey Desmond is a principal with Jackson Lewis PC which has offices across the United States. She 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 and is a frequent author and speaker on labor and employment law issues. 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.
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