(Recorded Webinar) Beyond the Basics: Navigating the Challenges of Remote Work Arrangements

Duration: 76 minutes
Recorded on: 2/14/2023

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.

 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.

Please note: This webinar is offered as a complimentary product to all Employment Law and Human Resources Compliance and Training Package holders. For more information on the training package, click here or contact us.

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: 
  • 1.25 Certificate of Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

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. 

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Available Credit

  • 1.25 Certificate of Attendance


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