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Legal Issues in the Virtual and Telecommuting Working Environment (HRMA30Q)

Presented by: Susan Fahey Desmond
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90 minutes
  •  Thu, October 17, 2013
Event Description



Know the Policies You Need to Consider While Working with Digital Devices, Virtual Offices and Telecommuting

Personal Digital Devices? Cell Phones? Laptop, Computers? Virtual offices? Telecommuting? These terms have become the norm in the working environment today. Unfortunately, they have not become the norm in the legal environment but every employment attorney sees legal risks associated with the use of the devices and the virtual offices and telecommuting. Not only are there legal risks – there are practical risks as well. What are you doing to protect your organization from the potential legal and practical risks associated with the ever popular use of virtual offices and telecommuting environments?

Technology has allowed all of us to work virtually “anywhere.” Employers, of course, find it attractive to encourage their employees to work “anywhere,” because it increases productivity. Yet, it also increases both legal and practical problems. Employers must be cautious about potential issues such as loss of confidential information, trade secret issues, general tort liability, workers’ compensation issues, Fair Labor Standards Act issues, Family and Medical Leave Act issues; Americans with Disabilities Act, and more.

Join Susan Fahey Desmond for this information packed one and a half hour session, to understand the legal issues associated with virtual and telecommuting working.

Take a look at the topics covered:

  • Security issues associated with the use of personal digital devices
  • General tort liability issues and policies you need to consider
  • Potential workers’ compensation issues associated with virtual offices and telecommuting
  • Fair Labor Standards Act issues associated with PDA’s and telecommuting
  • Family and Medical Leave Act issues – what is the employee’s work location if telecommuting?
  • When, if ever, is an employer required to offer telecommuting as a means of accommodation under the ADA?
  • How does an employer determine which state’s unemployment laws apply if an employee telecommutes from a different state than the employer’s home office?

Who should attend?

Risk managers, human resources professionals, workers compensation professionals, compensation analysts, benefits managers

About Our Speaker(s)

Susan Fahey Desmond | labor and employment law SpeakerSusan Fahey Desmond
Susan Fahey Desmond is a partner with Jackson Lewis, LLP, which has offices in over 54 cities across the United States. She has been representing management in all aspects of labor in employment law since 1985. She is listed in Best Lawyers in America and has been named by Chamber USA as one of America’s Leading Busi... More info

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