February 5, 2023

Volume XIII, Number 36

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Multi-State Employee Recruitment, A Pandemic Win? - Top 7 Questions Employers Ask About Remote Employees

Remote employees (or as some people call them, “work from anywhere” employees) are here to stay and employers are adjusting to the reality of stretching their geographic footprint. Despite the waning of COVID-19 concerns and restrictions waning, employers are navigating the new “normal” and finding that remote work is high on the list of employee priorities in a competitive hiring environment. While many employers have found the increase of remote and hybrid positions and allowing flexible work schedules to be beneficial, there are a number of serious implications when employees start working in states where their employers do not already operate; these implications may include legal compliance issues, employee relations, business registration and tax consequences, in addition to a number of practical concerns. In this program, we will review seven key questions employers are asking, including which local and state laws apply, the key elements in a remote work policy, responses to remote work requests, and reasonable accommodation issues, among others. Additional questions from attendees are encouraged.