March 03, 2021

Employer COVID Legal Liabilities: Proactive Protocols & Practices (FREE!)

Teleworking and working remotely are not new concepts.  What is new is the growing number of employees who are doing it. Last summer, it was reported that as many as 40% of Americans were WFH full-time because of the COVID-19 pandemic. By December 2020, two-thirds of employers surveyed reported they planned to make their WFH programs permanent. WFH has been met with the delight of many and chagrin of others. Whether you like it or not employers and employees need to understand some of the implications to ensure the arrangement is one you want; that will meet your needs; avoid misunderstandings; set expectations; and produce results. Join this interactive program as we review a TOP TEN list of issues to be considered before and as you begin a WFH arrangement.  Topics will include and are not limited to:

  1. Who makes the call – employee or employer?
  2. Attendance and punctuality
  3. Business expenses
  4. Environmental controls
  5. OSHA & workplace safety in the home
  6. Reasonable Accommodation
  7. Staying engaged
  8. Timekeeping
  9. Travel time
  10. Workers’ compensation

This program is sponsored by the Ignite Career Center at Jewish Community Services. Guests are welcome. To view the archived recording, click here and then on “View Session Recordings” in the upper right corner.  Registration is FREE! This program is pre-approved by SHRM and HRCI for 1.0 credit. One hour.

NOTE: After the recording begins to play, you may fast forward from 02:18 to 04:21. The sound was inadvertently muted during that two-minute period.