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Managing Telecommuting Employees: Policies and Best Practices

Make sure you understand the regulatory requirements and the related risks and potential liabilities that go along with at-home employee work arrangements. Telecommuting can present real opportunities for workers when time, distance, health issues or family obligations make traditional commuting difficult or impossible. For companies, offering a telecommuting option may not only be required by law in certain situations, but can also mean real savings on office space. But employers often don't realize the range of legal and other issues that must be considered when creating a virtual workplace. Careful planning and proactive management are key to making a telecommuting program a success. This topic will provide you with an understanding of the issues involved and offer practical tools and solutions to address them in your workplace.


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Agenda

Why Telecommute? - Keys to Success

  • It's Here to Stay
  • But It's Not for Everyone
  • Understanding When Telecommuting Is a Good Solution

What Are the Main Legal Issues of Concern to Employers?

  • Accommodation Under the Americans With Disabilities Act
  • Telecommuting and the FMLA
  • Fair Labor Standards Act - Exempt/Non-Exempt and Timekeeping
  • Workplace Safety and Workers' Compensation
  • Data Privacy and Trade Secrets Protection
  • Effect of Having Employees Where You Don't Otherwise Do Business

What Other Issues Should Employers Keep in Mind?

  • Setting Goals and Managing Productivity
  • Computer and Data Security
  • "Worksite" Visits
  • Communication
  • Employee Supervision and Evaluation
  • Insurance

How to Create an Effective Telecommuting Policy

  • Privilege Not a Right
  • Evaluating Appropriateness - Minimum Criteria
  • Minimum Requirements for Home Office
  • Not Substitute for Child or Eldercare
  • Documents to Support a Telecommuting Process
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  • Arizona CLE 1.5
     
  • CA MCLE 1.5
     
  • CT CLE 1.5
     
  • HI CLE 1.5
     
  • IL CLE 1.5
     
  • ME CLE 1.5
     
  • MT 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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Katrin (Kathy) Schatz

Katrin (Kathy) Schatz

Jackson Lewis P.C.

  • Principal in the Dallas office of Jackson Lewis P.C.
  • Defends employers in court proceedings, arbitrations and administrative proceedings in a broad range of employment matters
  • Owns a counseling practice devoted to devising proactive solutions for legal compliance and litigation avoidance, including the development of strategic employment policies and procedures
  • Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Member of the Firmís Disability, Leave and Health Management and Affirmative Action Compliance practice groups and a regular contributor to the disability, leave and health management blog
  • Frequently speaks on a variety of employment law issues
  • Graduated summa cum laude from SMU Dedman School of Law in 1996 and holds advanced degrees in anthropology from the University of California at San Diego
  • Recognized in Best Lawyers in America 2019
Cynthia Uduebor Washington

Cynthia Uduebor Washington

Jackson Lewis P.C.

  • Associate in the Dallas, Texas, office of Jackson Lewis P.C.
  • Represents management in a broad range of labor and employment law matters, including cases alleging race, age, sex, veteran status, and disability discrimination; sexual harassment; workers' compensation retaliation; unfair labor practices; wage and hour violations; wrongful discharge; breach of contract; and employment-related torts
  • Counsels clients on how to prevent employment lawsuits and create policies that comply with federal and state labor and employment laws
  • Frequently speaks on a number of employment-related topics
  • J.D. degree, Duke University School of Law; B.A. degree, University of North Texas
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Published 2019
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