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.
Objectives of the Presentation
During this session, we’ll answer questions including:
Why should you Attend
- 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?
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.
Who can Benefit
- 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?
- Risk Managers
- Human Resources Professionals
- Workers Compensation Professionals
- Compensation Analysts
- Benefits Managers