With much of the Massachusetts workforce engaging in remote work, employers should take time to assess whether their systems are working for both their organizations and their staff. Working from home, while creating flexibility for employers and employees, does carry risks and consequences. The second workshop builds upon the first and shares best practices for implementing a successful work from home policy. Topics for discussion include working hours, employee privacy, data security, and risks and potential liabilities, including insurance consequences.
Session Format: The format of this workshop will be a 1.5-hour virtual webinar, with time built-in for questions and answers. We propose a panel consisting of an employment attorney, an insurance expert, and a human resources expert.
Learning Outcomes: At the end of this session, participants will be able to understand the potential liability exposure created by a remote workforce, how employers can use insurance to mitigate the risks of a remote workforce, how employees can safeguard sensitive information at home, and how to apply for individualized legal assistance from the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts.