Managing Your Telecommuting Employees for Compliance and Profits

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Live Webinar | CEU Approved

  • 90 minutes

The proliferation of electronic technology --- the smart phone, the tablet, the laptop ---along with changing personal preferences and lifestyles have combined to blow the walls off the traditional home office.  Now many, if not most employees are technically empowered to perform most, and sometimes all, of their job remotely, as employers strive  to keep up with changing worker preferences in a tight labor market characterized by heightened competition for the best and brightest employees.

The benefits of employing a wholly or partly remote workforce are many.  You can attract top talent from anywhere in the world, while sparing them the inconvenience and yourself the expense of a costly relocation.  Where their presence in far off places is a competitive advantage, you get the benefit of boots on the ground without the hassles and costs of travel.   Your organization’s need for expensive office space is minimized.  And remote workers often are actually more, not less, available, sometimes 24/7.

With these obvious advantages comes the baggage of a multitude of HR legal, compliance and business issues including wage and hours considerations, staying in compliance with ADA and FMLA requirements, tracking hours worked, payroll considerations, etc.  This webinar will unpack this baggage and review the regulatory requirements and steps HR needs to consider in order to remain in compliance, as well as the practical considerations associated with having a fractured workforce operating from multiple locations.

Join this session by expert speaker James Castagnera, where he will discuss how to manage your telecommuting workers for compliance and profit.

Session Highlights:

  • How to adapt policies, handbooks, the hiring process, onboarding, and organizational structure to a remote-workforce model

  • Protecting privacy and guarding against data breaches in the realm of the remote workforce

  • Measuring productivity and ensuring efficiency in the remote environment

  • When and how a hybrid model --- some work handled from home on a regular or irregular basis --- makes sense within a traditional organization

  • When the Americans with Disabilities Act requires working from home as a reasonable accommodation

  • Wage & hours issues to watch out for, when the stay-at-home or remote employee is non-exempt

Why You Should Attend:

As technology improves, telecommuting and remote work arrangements have become increasingly popular options and perks in the workplace. In fact, more than two-third of employees in the U.S. say they would leave their current job if a new job allowed them to work remotely. This means that almost every employer now has to grapple with the topic of remote work, as well as managing remote employees. This Webinar explains how to create a cohesive team when everyone is scattered across town – or in different countries and how to build camaraderie, foster a positive workplace culture and provide leadership and support from far.

Who Should Attend:

  • Senior, middle and front line managers

  • HR professionals

  • IT professionals

  • Payroll professionals

  • Legal counsel

*You may ask your Question directly to our expert during the Q&A session.

** You can buy On-Demand and view it as per your convenience.

Jim Ottavio Castagnera

Jim Ottavio Castagnera

Dr. Jim Castagnera, Esq. holds a JD and a PhD from Case Western Reserve University. He spent 10 years as a labor, employment and IP lawyer with the major Philadelphia law firm Saul Ewing, before entering higher education. For the past 22 years he has been legal counsel and associate provost at a central New Jersey university. He also is the principal consultant and co-owner of K&C HR Enterprises/Holland Media Services, which provides writing, educational and consulting services to its clients, primarily in business and employment law, higher education/non-profit law and policy, and enterprise risk management.

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