Legal Issues in Flexible Work Arrangements

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Date Dec 17, 2013
Time 10:00 AM PST
Cost $145.00
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Overview: The air-tight rule of most companies in the past was that an employee was offered one of two types of positions: either full time or part time. As families are sharing child caring responsibilities, these employees are demanding something different. Employers have discovered that they can't just say "no" because another employer down the street is saying "yes." Companies saying "no" are finding themselves losing good valuable candidates to their competitors.

And, laws such as the Americans with Disabilities Act are now requiring employers to consider flexible working arrangements if such does not impose an undue hardship on the organization. What are the different types of flexible working arrangements and the legal issues arising out of such arrangements? When do the benefits outweigh the risk of litigation? When does litigation outweigh the benefits?

Why should you attend: The United States is one of the last industrialized countries to embrace the concept of flexible working arrangements. Such arrangements are now being forced on companies -- either because the company wants to be competitive to attract the best employees or because the law may require the company to consider or grant a flexible work arrangement. 

To be sure, however, the courts are just now analyzing the legal issues surrounding flexible work arrangements. This webinar will identify the benefits such arrangements may offer companies and the legal issues facing a company when considering such arrangements. Of course, we will discuss any relevant case law that has touched on some of theses significant issues.

Areas Covered in the Session:
  • Types of flexible working arrangements, including but not limited to job sharing, flex-time; compressed work weeks, etc.
  • Benefits to utilizing flexible work arrangements
  • Problematic practical concerns when considering flexible work arrangements in your workplace
  • Benefit issues for the "perma-temp" flexible working relationship
  • Joint employer issues for the "perma-temp" flexible working relationships
  • Equal Pay Act issues under flexible work arrangements
  • Telecommuting as a flexible work arrangement (one of the most controversial)
  • Telecommuting as a reasonable accommodation under the ADA
  • Why attendance may not be considered an essential job function
  • Privacy and confidentiality concerns arising out of telecommuting arrangements
  • What a good telecommuting policy should include

Who Will Benefit:
  • Human Resource Managers
  • Managers
  • Supervisors
  • Employee Benefits Specialists

Contact:
Russel Stuart
Phone: 1800-385-1627
Fax: 302-288-6884
E-Mail: webinars@trainhr.com

 


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