Working Remotely: Legal Implications for Employers


Shifting Paradigm -

Recently, there has been an increase in popularity of alternative work schedules, working from home, telecommuting and flexible work hours. The shift centers around employees seeking to work where they feel comfortable and productive. Thanks to continued technological advances, home offices and telecommuting have become more feasible.

Win-Win Situation? -

Teleworking can be seen as a win-win situation. Employees get added flexibility and save money on transportation, gas, etc., while employers can save money on office space and supplies. However, employers need to be proactive in addressing potential risks to maximize the benefits of teleworking.

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