Telecommuting in the Time of COVID-19On March 19, 2020 by Schnader in Client Alerts
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Schnader’s Brian M. Wallen and Michael J. Wietrzychowski published a new client alert, “Telecommuting in the Time of COVID-19.” It reads in part:
Now, as the United States reaches an inflection point on how to handle the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, many employers are being ordered to close offices to help stop the spread of COVID-19. These closures are forcing employers to expand telecommuting to many employees who have not previously worked remotely. If employers have not already done so, now is the time to update telecommuting policies. This article is meant to assist employers in dealing with the primary risks involved with telecommuting. Most of the risk in telecommuting arises out of eligibility determinations; monitoring hours worked; managing equipment concerns, privacy concerns and security concerns; performance management; and safety.