Effective Work-From-Home Policies: Avoid the Legal Pitfalls
Offering a work from home option for employees can serve as a strong retention and recruiting tool, allowing you to strengthen your talent base. However, there are legal risks and considerations employers face when allowing employees to work remotely. As flexible schedules are becoming more common, how can you ensure your company is compliant?
Join us to learn what must be covered in your policies and practices to keep you legally compliant – and protected. You’ll also learn keys to communicating your policies to managers, and ensure your remote employees understand what’s required from them. In this 60-minute webinar program you and your managers will learn how to:
- Comply with the latest FLSA regulatory requirements
- Establish work hours for off-site employees – and monitor their work
- Protect your company if an employee is injured while working from home
- Draft legally compliant Telecommuting Policies that will protect your company
Drafting Effective Telecommuting Policies & Virtual Work Agreements
- Establish accountability protocols and monitor performance
- Determine compensation – should virtual workers take a pay cut?
- Who can work remotely? Guarding against discrimination claims
Employment Laws & How They Apply to Flexible Schedules
- Classification compliant – employee or independent contractor?
- Avoid lawsuits and comply with requirements under FLSA
- Do you have to provide telecommuting as a reasonable accommodation under the ADA?
Identify Safety Risks & Protect Your Company from Liability
- Requirements to create an OSHA-compliant work environment
- Privacy issues for company information and equipment
- General liability and worker compensation insurance issues
Question and Answer Session – Hear expert answers to real-world questions!
Discover how you can create a telecommuting policy that protects your company from the legal, safety and security risks associated with a virtual workforce.
About the Speaker
Dave Whitlock has over 30 years of experience in business immigration, compliance, employment counseling, and training. He is a frequent lecturer and presenter on immigration and compliance topics and best practices in employment-related topics.