Beyond the Basics: Navigating the Challenges of Remote Work Arrangements

February 14, 2023

When the COVID-19 pandemic started in 2020 and several states issued varying degrees of stay-at-home orders, many businesses were abruptly forced to transition to remote work arrangements overnight. As a result, employers’ efforts to implement remote work policies were largely an “on the job” (pun intended) learning experience, which slowly evolved in real-time by trial and error.

Over the past couple of years, as employees have returned to the conventional office workplace, businesses have accepted the post-COVID reality that maintaining some semblance of a remote work arrangement benefits the bottom line as it increases productivity and performance, reduces turnover (by providing workers with a better work-life balance), and lowers costs. However, despite the formalization and implementation of remote work programs, businesses continue to face new legal challenges.

This webinar is a follow-up to our popular two-part webinar series “Navigating the Legal Pitfalls of Work From Home Arrangements.” Whereas the primary purpose of that webinar series was introductory in nature, in this webinar we will take a deeper dive and explore some of the more advanced legal challenges and considerations that organizations grapple with, such as:

  • Combatting “quiet quitting” in the workplace
  • Conducting remote personnel investigations
  • Requests to work remotely as an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodation
  • The applicability of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to remote workers
  • The rise in lawsuits by remote workers seeking reimbursement for home-business expenses
  • Negotiating remote work policies with unions

In this webinar, we will navigate through the legal issues presented by these challenges; and, we will walk you through the best practices to help your organization reduce potential liability.

This program will consist of a substantive presentation followed by a question and answer period. To ensure that questions are answered, attendees are encouraged to submit their questions in advance of this webinar.

The On-Demand version of this webinar will be available for purchase one week after the conclusion of the live webinar. 

Target Audience

  • Human Resources Managers and Staff
  • “C-Suite” Leadership: CEOs, CFOs, CMOs, COOs, and CCOs
  • Directors and Supervisors
  • Compliance Officers
  • Risk Managers
  • In-House Legal Counsel

Learning Objectives

After this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Identify legal pitfalls that can arise from remote and hybrid work arrangements
  • Discuss advanced issues arising under remote and hybrid work arrangements
  • Understand compliance obligations under the ADA, the FMLA, and other laws
  • Recognize deficiencies in your organization’s policies with respect to various legal pitfalls
  • Implement appropriate policies and processes to proactively reduce potential legal liability
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 Certificate of Attendance
  • 1.80 CPE
    FTLF is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.
Course opens: 
11/10/2022
Course expires: 
05/15/2023
Event starts: 
02/14/2023 - 1:00pm EST
Event ends: 
02/14/2023 - 2:30pm EST
Cost:
$175.00

H. SCOTT JOHNSON, JR.

A Senior Counsel with the firm in the Government Contracts, Litigation, Federal Grants, and Health Law practice groups, Scott maintains an active practice advising business and institutional clients on employment matters, commercial agreements, government contracts, and risk management. In addition to his corporate practice, Scott is also well-regarded for his employment and complex civil litigation practice. His complex civil litigation experience includes representing businesses in a wide variety of contract disputes and business torts including tortious interference, breach of fiduciary duty, civil conspiracy, defamation, fraud, and misappropriation of trade secrets. [Full Bio]

Participants can earn up to 1.80 CPE credits in Specialized Knowledge and Applications upon completion of all course requirements.

ATTENDEE REQUIREMENTS FOR CPE CREDIT

If you purchase CPE credit for this webinar you must satisfy the following conditions in order to receive your certificate:

  1. Answer at least 6 of the polling questions during the webinar
  2. Complete the evaluation survey after the conclusion of the webinar or in the follow-up email

Upon completion of these requirements, FTLF will email you your CPE Certificate within seven (7) business days.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Prerequisites: None 
  • Target Audience: Human Resources Managers and Staff, “C-Suite” Leadership: CEOs, CFOs, CMOs, COOs, and CCOs, Directors and Supervisors, Compliance Officers, Risk Managers, and In-House Legal Counsel
  • Advanced Preparation: None  
  • Program Level: All
  • Delivery Method: Group Internet Based
  • Attendance Requirements: In order to be awarded the full credits, you must respond to six (6) out of eight (8) polling questions.

Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website www.nasbaregistry.org (formerly www.learningmarket.org).

Available Credit

  • 1.50 Certificate of Attendance
  • 1.80 CPE
    FTLF is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.

Price

Cost:
$175.00
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