Best Strategies for Head Start Organizations to Avoid the Legal Challenges of Remote Work Arrangements
The COVID-19 pandemic forever changed the workplace as many Head Start organizations were forced to abruptly transition from the conventional “in office” model to one in which staff, consultants, and contractors worked remotely from home. Now, after nearly two years of working remotely, Head Start organizations are increasingly reopening and offering some of their personnel the option of working from home on a part-time or, in some cases, a full-time basis.
Given this new and unprecedented reality, organizations must contemplate and resolve a myriad of legal considerations and obligations that specifically pertain to remote-work arrangements, such as:
- How do we ensure that we are satisfying the FLSA’s overtime pay requirements for nonexempt remote working personnel?
- Are we responsible for injuries sustained by personnel who are injured while working from home?
- Do we have a responsibility under OSHA to ensure that a remote home workplace is free from hazards that are likely to cause harm?
- What accommodations, if any, do we have to make under the ADA for personnel who work at home?
- Will we potentially face liability under Title VII if we do not uniformly offer remote work arrangements to personnel?
- How do we protect confidential and sensitive business information from others who may reside with an employee?
In this training, FTLF will help Head Start organizations identify and navigate some of the common legal issues that arise with a remote workforce by examining the best practices for devising and implementing a successful Remote Work Program. We will discuss the “must-have” policies that every Head Start organization should have in place in order to ensure they have the requisite strategies for sustaining long-term remote operations. And, we will examine why organizations should use Remote Work Agreements to limit potential liabilities, increase productivity, and manage remote work arrangements.
The On-Demand version of this webinar will be available for purchase one week after the conclusion of the live webinar.
All are welcome, but we recommend this webinar for the following Head Start professionals:
- C-Suite: CEOs, CFOs, CMOs, COOs, and CCOs
- Directors and Supervisors
- Human Resources Directors, Managers and Staff
- Head Start Legal Counsel
After this webinar, you will be able to:
- Develop a comprehensive remote work/telework program that minimizes liability and risk
- Implement appropriate policies and processes for remote work arrangements
- Know the importance of Remote Work Agreements in effectively managing remote working employees and how to draft Remote Work Agreements for your organization
- Understand compliance obligations under federal employment statutes such as Title VII, the FLSA, and the ADA
- Identify best practices for securing and protecting the company’s confidential information and data
- Effectively manage remote employees on issues such as performance evaluation, supervision, attendance, and discipline
- Understand obligations under OSHA to provide a safe home workplace for remote workers as well as how to limit potential exposure to workers’ compensation claims
H. Scott Johnson Jr.
As of September 2023, H. Scott Johnson is no longer with the firm.
H. Scott Johnson Jr. is Senior Counsel with the firm in the Employment Law, Government Contracts, Litigation, Federal Grants, and Health Care 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.
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:
- Answer at least 6 of the 8 polling questions during the webinar
- 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.
- Prerequisites: None
- Target Audience: C-Suite: CEOs, CFOs, CMOs, COOs, and CCOs; Directors and Supervisors; Human Resources Directors, Managers and Staff; Head Start 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.
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- 1.50 Certificate of Attendance
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