About The Event
More and more workers are working remotely and telecommuting to work. Yet employers need to be aware that there can be legal pitfalls in a virtual workforce. Telecommuting is how so many workers today manage to stay employed and still handle other responsibilities such as elder care, child care, disabilities they may have etc. Yet there are legal perils that companies face when they allow workers to telecommute. Join employment law expert Melissa Fleischer, Esq. as she lays it all out for you and helps ensure that your organization is best protected. She will also discuss the dangers a company faces when after providing this important benefit to workers, the organization suddenly takes it away as happened recently when Yahoo CEO suddenly announced that Yahoo would no longer allow their employees to telecommute.
What you will learn in this informative webinar:
- Whether you must provide telecommuting as a reasonable accommodation under the ADA
- Whether allowing some but not others to telecommute could give rise to discrimination claims against your organization
- Steps to protect your organization if an employee is injured while working from home
- Handling requests for FMLA leave from employees who work remotely
- Whether organizations need to have a telecommuting policy
- What type of agreement should you have with an employee that telecommutes
- Best Practices for drafting a legally compliant Telecommuting Policy that will protect your workplace
Who Should Attend
- HR Professionals
- In-House Counsel
- Business Owners
- Office Managers
Industries: Human Resource, HR Compliance
Melissa Fleischer, Esq., is a sought-after employment law attorney and HR advisor, having utilized her 20 years of law practice experience specializing in employment discrimination litigation to form HR Learning Center LLC, an HR consulting firm that specializes in providing workplace solutions to employers on a wide range of legal and human resource management issues. Ms. Fleischer provides preventative counseling and proactive training on a wide-range of employment law issues to help employers achieve legal compliance and reduce litigation costs, Ms. Fleischer is a management-side employment attorney and is nationally recognized as an expert in her field. Ms. Fleischer has successfully represented numerous clients in employment discrimination litigation as well as providing preventive counseling and training on workplace issues. Ms Fleischer was previously associated with Epstein Becker & Green in NYC.
Through HR Learning Center, Ms. Fleischer provides on-site training seminars and on-line training webinars and consulting on a wide range of workplace and human resource issues including sexual harassment, disabilities, diversity, discrimination, workplace violence, employee use of social media, job descriptions, employee handbooks, workplace investigations, FLSA misclassification and independent contractor status, information privacy and security, and HR records management. She also offers compliance training on the major employment laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Family and Medical Leave Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, including exempt and non-exempt worker classifications and the National Labor Relations Act. She presents seminars, leads webinars and workshops, and is a frequent lecturer on these and other HR management and legal topics.
Ms. Fleischer served as a chapter editor for the Family and Medical Leave Act Treatise, published by the Bureau of National Affairs. She also served as an Editor for HRExpert, an on-line legal resource for attorneys and HR Professionals. Ms. Fleischer is an adjunct faculty member with the Professional Development Center at SUNY/Westchester Community College in Valhalla, New York. She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Ms. Fleischer earned her J.D. degree from The George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C., and her B.A., cum laude, from New York University.
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