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Teleworking and Reasonable Accommodation During a Pandemic

Understand the legal obligations you may have to provide remote work as an accommodation and what happens if work from home isn't reasonable.

The world has shifted dramatically towards remote work in recent months, but it has long been requested as a reasonable accommodation for medical issues. This topic will address the legal obligations employers may have to provide remote work as an accommodation, how the analysis is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, compliance considerations for remote workers, and what to do if remote work is not reasonable.

87 minutes
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Agenda

What Is the Analysis to Determine If You Are Required to and Can Allow Remote Work?

  • Obligations Under the ADA
  • State Law Considerations
  • How Does COVID-19 Impact the Analysis?

What Are the Key Considerations If You Allow Remote Work?

  • Wage and Hour
  • Expense Reimbursement
  • Safety
  • Workers' Compensation
  • D&I

What If Work From Home Is Not Reasonable?

  • Alternative Accommodations
  • FMLA Leave
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Applications have not yet been submitted for Delaware, Idaho, Kentucky, Maine, New Hampshire, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Wyoming CLE for this course. However, if you are interested in obtaining CLE for any of the listed states or have any additional credit questions please email us at [email protected] or call us at 866-352-9540.

This course was last revised on September 2, 2020.

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  • AR CLE 1.5
     
  • This course has been approved for 1.5 hours of CLE by the Arkansas CLE Board.
     
  • CA MCLE 1.5
     
  • Lorman Business Center, LLC. is a State Bar of California approved MCLE sponsor and this course qualifies for 1.5 CLE hours of participatory credit.
     
  • WA CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Washington State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 hours of A/V credit under the Law & Legal Procedure category.
     

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This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Tina M. Bengs

Tina M. Bengs

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

  • Shareholder in Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.’s Valparaiso, Indiana office
  • Counsels business clients on various employment issues relating to the ADA, ADEA, FMLA, Title VII, workers' compensation, and employee discipline and termination
  • She strives to assist her clients in determining best practices that conform with the law and with the needs of the business
  • Represents clients in employment litigation matters at the agency level and in state and federal court
  • She also represents clients in ERISA and bad faith litigation including the litigation of pension, life, health, disability, and employee benefits issues
  • Speaks on a variety of employment topics for several business associations and also conducts internal training for clients
Sarah Platt

Sarah Platt

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

  • Shareholder in Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.’s Milwaukee office
  • Partners with employers of all sizes to find proactive and practical ways to address issues that could otherwise limit the success of employees and companies
  • Counsels clients every day through challenging leave and accommodation issues under the ADA, FMLA, FFCRA, and state laws
  • Often serves as an outside investigator and participates on clients’ crisis management teams to respond to harassment and other internal complaints, including those arising at the highest level of an organization
  • Frequently provides training to clients, from front-line workers to executive leadership, relating to harassment, respect in the workplace, accommodations and leave management, FMLA compliance, pay equity, and other legal requirements and best practices
  • Also works with clients to conduct proactive pay equity audits and implement change
  • A member of Ogletree’s Diversity & Inclusion practice group, advising clients on creating and maintaining an inclusive climate
  • Works with clients to avoid litigation and to create a strong record to defend employment actions should it be necessary; when litigation arises, she defends employers against discrimination and retaliation claims before administrative agencies and state and federal courts
Charles L. Thompson, IV

Charles L. Thompson, IV

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

  • Shareholder in Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.’s San Francisco office
  • Counsels and defends employers in wrongful termination, discrimination, and other employment-related matters; these areas include trade secrets and unfair competition, California and federal leaves of absence, ADA compliance, and wage and hour compliance
  • Creates and provides workplace training programs to California employers on sexual harassment, workplace violence, corrective action and discipline, workplace investigations, managing the borderline employee, and avoiding wrongful termination claims
  • Was a judicial clerk for The Honorable Patrick E. Higginbotham of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • Has been a faculty member of the San Francisco Law School, where he taught constitutional law and employment discrimination law
  • Has served as president of and outside counsel to Mission Neighborhood Centers, a nonprofit organization providing social services to the Mission District in San Francisco, California; in addition, he has served as first vice president, secretary and outside counsel to the NAMES Project Foundation, sponsor of the AIDS Memorial Quilt
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Product ID: 406901
Published 2020
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