Telecommuting is an employment relationship whereby employees do not commute to a central office location, but instead work remotely using technology to communicate and share information with colleagues and... more +
Telecommuting is an employment relationship whereby employees do not commute to a central office location, but instead work remotely using technology to communicate and share information with colleagues and employers. Telecommuting arrangements often vary depending on the workplace. In some arrangements, employees may never come into a central office. While in others, employees may only telecommute a few days per week or month. Telecommuting can lead to greater employee satisfaction and productivity; however, some employers may find that working frequently outside the office diminishes team building and brainstorming. In addition, allowing telecommuting may implicate certain workplace legal issues.
5 Risks of Telecommuting (And How Employers Should Handle Them)
It seems that what Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer taketh, she giveth back. Or something like that. As you will recall, Mayer made waves several months back when she banned all Yahoo employees from working from home, a rather...more
In a little over a month, two large companies have made headlines for either eliminating or greatly reducing the availability of their telecommuting programs. Both companies claim to be motivated by a desire to “reinvigorate”...more
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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...more
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WILMINGTON, Del. - D.O.E. Technologies, Inc. and a related company, doeLegal, LLC will pay $130,000 and furnish other relief to...more
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IN THIS SEMINAR:
- What is telecommuting?
- Benefits of telecommuting
- Policy and practice challenges raised by telecommuting
- Legal risks of...more
A New Jersey appellate court recently considered a very interesting case where the husband of a woman who died of a pulmonary embolism while working from home for AT&T was seeking workers’ compensation benefits related to her...more
In this issue:
California Employer Allowed to Pursue Defamation Action Against Protesting Employees; Payroll Company Not an Employer Under the California Labor Code or FLSA; PAGA Claims On The Rise – Suitable Seating Just...more
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