Creating a Legally Sound Remote Work Policy: The 5 Biggest Pitfalls to Avoid
If you’ve recently increased or implemented remote work, this guide helps you make sure you’re doing it right.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies are implementing work-from-home arrangements for employees. While this can be an important step in keeping the business running, it can also leave you vulnerable to potential legal problems if you don’t have a strong, well-thought-out work from home policy in place.
This guide outlines five legal pitfalls you’ll want to look out for when drafting your remote work policy, plus eight general rule areas every good policy should cover.
In this guide discover:
- How to set expectations for availability, responsiveness, and productivity that are legally sound
- What to include to avoid potential FLSA violations for hourly workers
- Remote workers’ rights to training, promotions and visibility
- Equipment and technical support issues you’ll want to spell out
- Hidden health, safety and security issues you’ll need to plan for
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