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Remote Work Policies

Remote Work Policies

The paradigm of traditional workspace has radically altered following COVID. Remote work used to be an occasional perk; now it is a pervasive reality.

The pandemic caused a substantial increase in remote work, with the percentage of days worked from home rising from 5% in 2019 to 25% in 2023.

Currently, 12.7% of full-time employees work from home, and 28.2% use a hybrid model. By 2025, an estimated 32.6 million Americans will be working remotely (about 22% of the workforce). According to one study, 98% of workers expressed the desire to work remotely as least some time.

As with in-office workers, employers must also ensure that their remote work policies comply with state and federal labor laws, including those regarding wages and prohibiting harassment and discrimination. Wage and hour compliance in a remote workplace involves making sure that each remote employee is compensated fairly and that accurate records of their working hours are kept. Additionally, employers still need to engage in interactive discussions with employees regarding disability accommodations.

Topics to be covered in this one-hour lunch-time webinar include:

  • Determining eligible employees
  • Equipment
  • Working hours and schedules
  • Compensation - timekeeping and overtime
  • Security
  • Liability concerns

Ursula H. Leo will present. Register here.