5 Risks of Telecommuting (And How Employers Should Handle Them)

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No matter what your view on CEO Marissa Mayer's recent decision to revoke work-at-home privileges for Yahoo! employees, telecommuting is a reality for the contemporary workforce.

But it is not without legal risks. And you may be surprised by some of those risks (example: employers are responsible for workplace safety, even for workers who get the job done at home). Included in this report: a look at privacy protection for businesses and See more +

No matter what your view on CEO Marissa Mayer's recent decision to revoke work-at-home privileges for Yahoo! employees, telecommuting is a reality for the contemporary workforce.

But it is not without legal risks. And you may be surprised by some of those risks (example: employers are responsible for workplace safety, even for workers who get the job done at home). Included in this report: a look at privacy protection for businesses and their clients, wage and hour issues, worker's compensation, discrimination claims, safety ... and how employers can addresses all of these issues.

Watching this in your PJs while on break? That's cool. Just make sure you log those break-time minutes… See less -

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Topics:  ADA, Data Protection, Discrimination, EEOC, FLSA, Marissa Mayer, OSHA, Reasonable Accommodation, Safety Precautions, Telecommuting, Wage and Hour, Yahoo!

Published In: Labor & Employment Updates, Worker’s Compensation Updates

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