1. COVID-19 and Legal Issues Regarding Work From Home

COVID-19 and Legal Issues Regarding Work From Home

Nationally-recognized employment attorney Bob Gregg will reveal how legal requirements must inform your work-from-home strategy. You will learn how to offer controlled flexibility and document policies.
Event ID: 2386916
Date: Tuesday, June 16, 2020; 12:30 PM Eastern
Duration: Scheduled for 90 minutes including question and answer period.
Presenter: Bob Gregg, partner, Boardman & Clark LLP
Credits: 1.5 HRCI, 1.5 SHRM

COVID-19 and Legal Issues Regarding Work From Home

COVID-19 has required millions of people to work from home. Now that employees have done that successfully, they are demanding more flexibility. At the same time, states and local governments are imposing restrictions that make a full return to many workplaces untenable.

If you plan to allow ongoing remote work, you need to create clear work-from-home policies and adhere to legal requirements. Avoid setting precedents that may be difficult to reverse.

  • What are the pros and cons of allowing employees to work from home?
  • What is the legal framework for remote work?
  • How do the wage and hour requirements of the FLSA relate?
  • What are the effects of the FMLA?
  • How can you establish and enforce electronic security?
  • Can OSHA inspect employees’ homes?
  • Is working from home a reasonable accommodation under the ADA?

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