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The New Rules for Remote Work:
Employer’s Rights & Responsibilities

Get the simplest and most sound legal strategies, including how to:

  • Offer remote work options.

    Decide who gets it and why, and for how long.

  • Clarify management and employee expectations.

    Why you need to revise (and expand) your remote work policies and supervisor training, and what to include.

  • Track time and pay properly.

    Master the hardest task of all – and the biggest risk for class-action, off-the-clock lawsuits.

How to set the rules for remote workers

Coronavirus made it clear: employees perform perfectly well working remotely. But one thing that’s becoming muddy is the rights and responsibilities employers have for this new standard of work. From a spike in remote harassment claims to costly new hire missteps, people managers across the country are discovering there’s a lot more to remote policies than those they put in place last year.

Revisit and revise your telecommuting policies with the expert guidance of employment lawyer Anniken Davenport. In this new webinar recording, you’ll get clarity on how to legally hire, manage and fire your remote workers.

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Agenda for The New Rules for Remote Work

  • Why telework isn’t a right. And when denial of telework isn’t an adverse employment action.
  • Reasonable accommodation. Why you must consider allowing employees with certain injuries or illnesses to work from home as a reasonable accommodation if you have any other remote employees, and even if you don’t.
  • Remote workers in different states. The complicated hiring and payroll factors for remote workers who live in a different state than their employer – or want to move or relocate temporarily.
  • Harassment. Shockingly, more workers are reporting sexual, age and ethnicity harassment than ever before – especially when teleworking. You need new harassment rules for telework NOW.
  • New telework rules for managers. Where your managers need new training to successfully supervise remote staff.
  • Outdated wage-and-hour laws. How to avoid laws that require you to pay remote workers for the surprise expenses they incur on your behalf.
  • Time-keeping. How to comply with state and federal laws on time-keeping and breaks for remote staff.
  • Discipline. The correct way to write up remote workers … and the unique issues in terminating them.
  • Common classification mistakes. How to properly classify remote workers as exempt vs. non-exempt and employee vs. independent contractor. Jobs change and so does classification.
  • Worker’s compensation. How you can mitigate the risks with planning and monitoring.
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Anniken Davenport is a noted employment law attorney and the editor of the HR Specialist: Employment Law newsletter series. She has authored several books, including Bullet-Proof Your Employee Handbook and Overtime & Other Tricky Pay Issues, published by HR Specialist. She is the co-author of the upcoming Labor & Employment Law for the 21st Century by Prentice Hall. Anniken has served as a professor at Penn State University, where she taught business law and HR management, and she directed the Legal Studies Program at Wilson College. Her legal career includes representing government units in discrimination and other employment law cases and representing school districts in labor negotiations.

Anniken Davenport
Anniken Davenport Attorney and author

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