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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.

Runtime: 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, 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.

Call 1-866-352-9540 for further credit information.

  • AK CLE 1.5
     
  • Alaska attorneys may receive 1.5 hours of continuing legal education for completing this program. Please contact the Alaska Bar Association or go to www.alaskabar.org for details regarding reciprocity with other states.
     
  • AL CLE 1.4
     
  • This course or a portion thereof has been approved by the Alabama State Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for a maximum of 1.4 hours credit.
     
  • AR CLE 1.5
     
  • This course has been approved for 1.5 hours of CLE by the Arkansas CLE Board.
     
  • Arizona CLE 1.5
     
  • The Arizona State Bar does not pre-approve or pre-certify MCLE programs. However, records of this program and attendance will be maintained by Lorman Education Services for auditing purposes. This activity may qualify for up to 1.5 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona.
     
  • 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.
     
  • CT CLE 1.0
     
  • Neither the Connecticut Judicial Branch nor the Commission on Minimum Continuing Legal Education approve or accredit CLE providers or activities. This course has been approved for CLE credit in jurisdictions aside from CT and therefore it automatically meets the content and delivery requirements in Connecticut. Credit is based on a 60 minute credit hour and shall be awarded as follows: 1.0 CLE credit(s).
     
  • HI CLE 1.25
     
  • This program was approved by the Hawaii State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.25 CLE credit hours.
     
  • IL CLE 1.25
     
  • This course was approved for a total of 1.25 hours of MCLE Credit by the Illinois MCLE Board.
     
  • ME CLE 1.0
     
  • This course has been approved by the State of Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar. Lawyers who complete this course shall receive 1.0 hours of CLE credit under M. Bar R. 12.
     
  • ND CLE 1.5
     
  • North Dakota CLE policy does not allow for pre-approval of any self-study courses. This course may qualify for up to 1.5 hours of CLE credit.
     
  • NH MCLE 1.4
     
  • NH MCLE does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the NH Minimum CLE requirement. Lorman Education Services believes this Ondemand course meets the requirement of NH Supreme Court Rule 53 and may qualify for CLE credit(s). Program Length: 86 Minutes.
     
  • NJ CLE 1.8
     
  • This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 1.8 hours of total CLE credit.
     
  • NV CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE hours.
     
  • PA CLE 1.0
     
  • This Distance Learning program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.0 hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit.
     
  • RI CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Rhode Island Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for 1.5 hours of CLE credit.
     
  • VT CLE 1.5
     
  • This self-study program has been approved by the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board of Vermont for 1.5 hour(s) of CLE credit. Please note: Attorneys may only claim 6 credits per compliance period in this format. This course is considered "Non-Moderated Programming without Interactivity".
     
  • WI CLE 1.5
     
  • This program qualifies for 1.5 hour(s) of ondemand CLE through the WI Board of Bar Examiners.
     
  • WV MCLE 1.8
     
  • This program has been approved by the West Virginia State Bar MCLE Commission for 1.8 MCLE hours.
     
  • SHRM 1.25
     
  • Lorman Education Services is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is valid for 1.25 PDC(s) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.
     

To earn each credit Lorman offers through the OnDemand learning platform, you need to watch 100% of the program. Also, for certain credits you will need to fulfill additional requirements which will be displayed on the "credits" tab when viewing the course.

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

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  • Arizona CLE 1.5
     
  • CA MCLE 1.5
     
  • CT CLE 1.5
     
  • HI CLE 1.5
     
  • ME CLE 1.5
     
  • NJ CLE 1.8
     
  • NV CLE 1.5
     
  • VT CLE 1.5
     
  • WA CLE 1.5
     
  • WV MCLE 1.8
     
The CLE Code is ONLY a requirement when applying for CLE Credit in California (for participatory credit), Kansas, New Jersey or New York. Other states do not need to supply the CLE Code to apply for CLE credit.

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

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Over 33 years and 1.4 million customers worth of experience providing continuing education. Our passion is providing you world-class training to help you succeed in business and as a professional.

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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
  • He 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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