With rapidly increasing advancements in technology, more and more employees have the capability (and desire) to work remotely. Some managers say that working at home make employees happier and more productive. Others have determined that the separation from side-by-side colleague interaction actually lessens productivity or isn’t possible for a particular position. In addition, employers are being required to determine whether telecommuting or working from home is a reasonable accommodation for employees with disabilities.
Please join Seyfarth Shaw for a breakfast briefing to discuss managing a dispersed, remote workforce. Topics will include:
- Legal issues for employers regarding a remote workforce including, wage & hour issues, workers’ compensation/liability issues, posting requirements, confidentiality and privacy;
- The “Reasonable” Accommodation of Telecommuting under Federal, State and local law including EEOC v. Ford Motor Co.; and
- The client's perspective: A “how to” report on the successful creation and implementation of a telecommuting initiative.
For questions, please contact Jamie Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP is an approved provider of New York and New Jersey Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit. This seminar is approved for 1.5 hours of credit in Professional Practice, and is appropriate for both transitional and nontransitional attorneys. Please note that in order to receive full credit for attending this briefing, the registrant must be present for the entire session.