(Recorded Webinar) Best Strategies for Head Start Organizations to Avoid the Legal Challenges of Remote Work Arrangements

Duration: 55 minutes
Recorded on: 4/27/2022

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.

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

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
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 Certificate of Attendance
Course opens: 
05/06/2022
Course expires: 
07/01/2024
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]

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Available Credit

  • 1.50 Certificate of Attendance

Price

Cost:
$175.00
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