Best Practices for Managing Hourly Employees in a Flexible Workplace
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The workforce is rapidly changing. Now more than ever, employees are working flexible schedules and hours, and even more are working remotely. While this provides many new opportunities for employers, it also raises serious challenges for managing employees, as well as ensuring legal compliance in the changing workplace. This topic helps human resources personnel and management understand trends in the flexible workplace, and provides insight into traps employers must be wary of concerning the flexible workplace. This information will explain the critical legal obligations, such as proper timekeeping and overtime payment, disability accommodation requirements, and more. Failure to comply with these obligations exposes employers to significant liability. This topic will provide best practices for employers to minimize exposure to claims and offer tips to effectively manage employees in the flexible workplace. This information is critical for employers to ensure compliance and keep up with the growing flexible workplace.
AuthorsHolly E. Courtney, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP Miguel A. Manriquez, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
Coming to Terms With the Evolving Workplace
• Changes in Technology
• Increased Demand for Flexible Working Arrangement (e.g., Telecommunicating, Flex Schedule and Hours)
Common Legal Traps Employers Face When Managing Employees in the Flexible Workplace
• Timekeeping and Overtime
• Discrimination and Disability Accommodations
• Workplace Safety
• Protecting Confidential Information and Intellectual Property
Best Practices to Minimize Exposure and Maximize Employee Productivity and Opportunities
• Draft and Implement Effective Policies and Procedures to Protect Your Business and Properly Manage Employees
• Consider Multi-State and Local Implications to Ensure Compliance With Applicable Laws