Legal and Contractual Perspectives of Managing the Remote/Virtual Employee
Date: Aug 21, 2020, FriStart Time: 10:00 AM PDT
Duration: 1.5 HrsBook Mark:
Topic ID: WEB01450
This webinar training discusses the legal and contractual perspectives of managing the remote/virtual employee. It will highlight the opportunities and challenges that the virtual workplace offers. The current competitive business environment and the changing nature of work and the workforce requires effective leadership that spans the boundaries of time and space to help employees to work together – apart. Participants will understand the dynamic interaction between technological systems and human systems that the virtual leader has to address and how to implement prevention strategies to minimize liability by designing and developing virtual policies.
Why Should You Attend?
More and more organizations are “going virtual,” whether it is an employee who telecommutes, a team of workers in another country, or simply an employee who connects from a virtual workplace.
Approximately 80% of U. S. workers continue to do business remotely after normal work hours. More and more organizations are incorporating telecommuting and other forms of virtual work into their workforce with great success and reduction in costs.
The virtual workplace is a reality that is expanding and influencing how organizations do their work. The new virtual work environment offers exciting opportunities as well as challenges to avoid liability.
Managing remote or virtual workers requires a management mindset change that differs from managing on-site workers. Examining, planning, and implementing legal and contractual issues are not always considered in the same way when managing on-site workers.
This training will help participants understand how to manage virtual teams/workforce vs. on-site team effectively to balance growth and cost, while addressing the legal and operational challenges.
Areas Covered in the Webinar:
- To identify the remote/virtual worker
- To list recommended elements of a virtual team contract
- To explore steps to avoid discrimination claims
- To describe wage and hour obligations
- To discuss ergonomics, health risks, and virtual workplace injuries
- To define essential competencies of leadership in virtual environment
- To list 4 essentials for virtual teamwork
- To identify best characteristics of virtual team/employee
- To discuss tools & techniques to facilitate “working together apart” in virtual environment
- To identify the tips for effective virtual meetings
- To discuss importance of virtual contracts
- To determine the best data security
Who Will Benefit:
- Team leaders
- Middle managers
- Senior leaders
- Human resources professionals
- HR generalists
- HR managers
- Risk Managers
- Any manager of a telecommuter or virtual employee/team
Dr. Susan Strauss
Susan Strauss RN Ed.D. is a national and international speaker, trainer and consultant. Her specialty areas harassment, discrimination and bullying; organization development, and management/leadership development. Her clients are from healthcare, education, business, law, and government organizations from both the public and private sector. Susan conducts bullying and harassment investigations, works as an expert witness for harassment and bullying lawsuits, and coaches those managers and employees that need assistance in stopping their harassing or bullying behavior.
Dr. Strauss has authored over 30 books, book chapters, and articles, as well as written curriculum and training manuals. Susan has been featured on 20/20, CBS Evening News, and other television and radio programs as well as interviewed for newspaper and journal articles such as the Times of London, Lawyers Weekly, and Harvard Education Newsletter.
Susan has presented at international conferences in Botswana, Egypt, Thailand, Israel, Palestine, Bali, Lebanon, and the U.S., and conducted sex discrimination research in Poland. She has consulted with professionals from other countries such as Israel, England, Australia, Canada and St. Maartin. She has her masters in community health and holds a doctorate in organizational leadership.
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