The air-tight rule of most companies in the past was that an employee was offered one of two types of positions: either full time or part time. As families are sharing child caring responsibilities, these employees are demanding something different. Employers have discovered that they can't just say "no" because another employer down the street is saying "yes". Companies saying "no" are finding themselves losing good valuable candidates to their competitors. And, laws such as the Americans with Disabilities Act are now requiring employers to consider flexible working arrangements if such does not impose an undue hardship on the organization. What are the different types of flexible working arrangements and the legal issues arising out of such arrangements? When do the benefits outweigh the risk of litigation? When does litigation outweigh the benefits?
This presentation from expert Susan Desmond will provide real-life issues with solutions for your workplace. It will cover how to draft a good flexible working policy and what legal issues you should address.
Types of flexible working arrangements, including but not limited to job sharing, flex-time; compressed work weeks, etc
Benefits to utilizing flexible work arrangements
Problematic practical concerns when considering flexible work arrangements in your workplace
Benefit issues for the "perma-temp" flexible working relationship
Joint employer issues for the "perma-temp" flexible working relationship
Equal Pay Act issues under flexible work arrangements
Telecommuting as a flexible work arrangement (one of the most controversial)
Telecommuting as a reasonable accommodation under the ADA
Why attendance may not be considered an essential job function
Privacy and confidentiality concerns arising out of telecommuting arrangements
What a good telecommuting policy should include
Why You Should Attend:
The United States is one of the last industrialized countries to embrace the concept of flexible working arrangements. Such arrangements are now being forced on companies -- either because the company wants to be competitive to attract the best employees or because the law may require the company to consider or grant a flexible work arrangement. To be sure, however, the courts are just now analyzing the legal issues surrounding flexible work arrangements. This webinar will identify the benefits such arrangements may offer companies and the legal issues facing a company when considering such arrangements. Of course, we will discuss any relevant case law that has touched on some of these significant issues.
Who Should Attend:
Human Resource Managers, Directors, Employment Coordinators
Employee Relations Manager
Culture and Organizational Development Managers and VPs
Ask your question directly from our expert during the Q&A session following the live event.
Susan Fahey Desmond is a principal with Jackson Lewis PC. She has been representing management in all areas of labor and employment law for over 30 years. A frequent author and speaker, Ms. Desmond is listed in Best Lawyers in America and has been named by Chambers USA as one of America’s leading business lawyers for labor and employment law. She is also listed in Mid-South Super Lawyers and Louisiana Super Lawyers.
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