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Managing Telecommuting in a Changing Legal Environment - New Challenges from COVID-19


Review workers’ compensation issues that may arise when employees telecommute from another state.

As a preliminary issue, an employer should review its workers’ compensation insurance policies to confirm that they will cover injuries arising out of home-based employment. This can be a particular problem with respect to telecommuters who may work out of state. Many insurance carriers will provide an all states endorsement to the policy, covering employees who may perform work out of state. This white paper reviews how the laws of some states may provide reciprocal coverage of varying degrees with respect to policies issued on behalf of employers from outside the state.



Paul M. Ostroff

Paul M. Ostroff

Lane Powell PC

  • Shareholder with the law firm of Lane Powell PC in Portland and Seattle
  • Practices in all phases of labor and employment law
  • Named in The Best Lawyers in America, Labor and Employment, 2011 to 2020
  • Named an Oregon Super Lawyer
  • Frequent speaker on labor and employment issues before national and regional professional and business organizations
  • Member, Oregon and California bar
  • J.D. degree, University of California, Hasting College of Law; M.B.A. degree, University of Chicago; A.B. degree, University of California, Berkeley
  • Can be contacted at 503-778-2122 or [email protected]

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