1. COVID-19 and Telecommuters in the Financial Industry

COVID-19 and Telecommuters in the Financial Industry

Employment law expert Dr. Jim Castagnera will explain how you can enable employees to work remotely while protecting your institution. You will learn appropriate policies and practical implementation steps.
Event ID: 2252360
Date: Recorded on Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Duration: Scheduled for 90 minutes including question and answer period.
Presenter: Dr. James Ottavio Castagnera, , Ph.D. and Attorney at Law
Credits: Live webinar approved for 1.5 NASBA credit hours (Management Services)

Telecommuters in the Financial Industry: What You Need to Know

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused financial institutions to reconsider their objections to allowing employees to telecommute. Coronavirus will go the way of SARS, MERS, and Swine Flu, but the world of work will never again be the same.

You can implement policies and procedures now to make telecommuting work for your institution and employees alike. It is possible to ensure security, productivity, and collaboration for remote work.

  • Why are salaried employees better candidates to become telecommuters?
  • Which positions and specializations work well for telecommuting?
  • How should you approach the spectrum of intermittent working from home to full-time telecommuting options?
  • What written telecommuting policies should you implement?
  • What changes to other policies are necessary?
  • How can you comply with federal privacy and confidentiality requirements?
  • Is your company liable for workers’ injuries in their homes?
  • What discrimination and ADA issues should you consider?
  • May remote employees claim personal income tax business deductions?
  • Should employees use company-owned or personal equipment when telecommuting?

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