Jonathan Orleans Comments on Employers Setting Rules on Home Offices in TechRepublic Article
Jonathan B. Orleans, chair of Pullman & Comley's Labor and Employment Law practice, is quoted in a TechRepublic article on the legal concerns surrounding home offices. With so many jobs shifting to remote work due to the pandemic, organizations are starting to establish rules for home office setups.
Although at first glance this may seem intrusive, Jon explains the legal reasoning behind these concerns. If an injury occurs at the home workspace, it begs the question regarding whether or not an employee has a claim and if the employer is covered. "The [workers' compensation] carrier may have standards for home workplaces that you will need to communicate to employees in a written set of policies as part of a remote work agreement," he said.
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