More and more employees are requesting to work remotely. Recent polls indicate that today more than 3.9 million employees across the U.S. (almost 3% of the U.S. workforce) telecommute to work. While new technologies, changing family demographics and COVID-19 are fueling the need for remote working arrangements, employers need to be aware that legal pitfalls can arise. Join employment law attorney Susan Desmond as she lays it all out for you and helps ensure that your organization is best protected as it considers and implements telecommuting arrangements.
- What you should consider when determining whether to grant or deny telecommuting arrangements
- Whether you need to have a telecommuting policy
- Best practices for drafting a legally compliant telecommuting policy
- Whether employees should sign telecommuting work agreements and what should be included
- Whether you must provide telecommuting as a reasonable accommodation under the ADA
- Whether allowing some but not others to telecommute could give rise to discrimination claims against your organization
- Steps to protect your organization if an employee is injured while working from home
- Steps to protect your company property, equipment and confidential information while your employee works from home.