Telecommuting Employees: Best Practices Checklist

The Lexis Practice Advisor Journal: Issue #8 – Coronavirus Special Edition 2020

Jeffrey H. Ruzal, Member of the Firm, and Carly Baratt, Associate in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the firm’s New York office, co-authored an article in The Lexis Practice Advisor Journal, in a Special Edition 2020, Issue #8 – Coronavirus.

Following is an excerpt (see below to download the full version in PDF format):

With the advent of sophisticated workplace information technology that allows employees to connect to a company’s computer network from their homes with little more than a laptop and an internet hookup, telecommuting or teleworking has become a common phenomenon across various industries. Moreover, telecommuting and work-from-home arrangements are increasing exponentially during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as a way of protecting employees and customers from exposure. This checklist provides practical guidance on navigating the various legal and practical issues facing employers with respect to telecommuting, from responding to one-off employee requests to telework, to deploying a formal telecommuting policy, to devising a way to effectively train and monitor remote employees.

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