August 12, 2024
60 Minutes
10 AM PT | 01 PM ET

Navigating the Legal Pitfalls of Telecommuting and Working Remotely in 2024

Speaker Name
Diane L. Dee

LIVE ONLINE TRAINING COURSE


More and more employees are working from a virtual workplace today.  Getting people back to the office can be difficult as many employees want to continue to telecommute and/or work remotely. Do employers need to provide an employee with a telecommuting arrangement as a reasonable accommodation under the ADA? How do you go about handling workplace injuries in work-from-home situations?  Could the organization be subject to wage and hour claims from telecommuting employees?

Diane Dee will answer these questions which often bother you as an employer. She will also go down the lane to share the nuances and the caveat one need to keep in mind while performing legal aspects of the business.

SESSION HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Procedures for requesting a telecommuting arrangement
  • Importance of implementing a telecommuting policy & key provisions to include
  • Key points of a telecommuting request form
  • Requirements for recording hours to ensure FLSA compliance
  • ADA, FMLA, & Workers Compensation considerations
  • Requirements for maintaining a home office in accordance with OSHA regulations
  • Importance of being fully-versed in State & Local discrimination laws
  • Best practices when providing training to Senior Leadership, Managers & Supervisors regarding policies & procedures
  • Employees’ expectations of privacy & confidentiality with respect to working from home

Why You Should Attend:

Employers need to focus on the many legal issues that can arise when employees telecommute or work remotely.  Employers need to know how to best protect the organization about having this virtual workforce. Could the employer be subject to discrimination claims if it allows Marcia to telecommute but doesn’t allow Jim? How should remote employees report an accident that happened in the employee’s home?

These questions, and additional telecommuting topics, will be covered in this 60-minute information-packed webinar. 

Who Should Attend:

  • Senior Leadership
  • Human Resources Professionals
  • Compensation Professionals
  • Compliance professionals
  • Managers & Supervisors
  • Employees

During the Q&A session following the live event, ask a question, and get a direct response from our expert speaker.

Note: Those who register either for the “Recorded class” or the “E-transcript” will get access to the recorded class 24 hours after and within 48 hours of the live event.

Diane L. Dee, President of Advantage HR Consulting, LLC has over 25 years of experience in the Human Resources arena. Diane’s background includes experience in Human Resources consulting and administration in corporate, government, consulting, and pro bono environments.