Legal and Contractual Perspectives of Managing the Remote/Virtual Employee

01:00 PM ET | 10:00 AM PT | 12:00 PM CT Duration 90 Minutes

Virtual teams/workforce vs. on-site team effectively to balance growth

Description

This webinar 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 extends her or his workday by checking e-mail or downloading a document from Dropbox that connects to their phone, iPad or home computer.

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

•          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 and 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
•          Supervisors
•          Middle managers
•          Administrators
•          Directors
•          Senior leaders
•          Human resources professionals
•          HR generalists
•          HR managers
•          Risk Managers
•          Attorneys
•          Any manager of a telecommuter or virtual employee/team

Industries who can attend

This 90-minute online course is intended for professionals in the All industries and companies because conflict resolution is a key management skill for every manager and every company


Speaker Profile

Dr Susan Strauss

Susan Strauss Ed.D. is an international speaker, trainer, consultant and recognized expert on harassment. She also conducts harassment and workplace bullying investigations and functions as a consultant to attorneys as well as an expert witness in harassment lawsuits. Her clients are from education, business, healthcare, law and government organizations from both the public and private sector. Dr. Strauss authored the book, Sexual Harassment and Teens: A Program for Positive Change, and co-authored, Girls and Boys Getting AlongTeaching Sexual Harassment in the Elementary Classroom, as well as book chapters and articles in professional journals regarding sexual harassment. She has been featured on The Donahue Show, CBS Evening News and other television and radio programs as well as interviewed for newspaper and journal articles such as Harvard Education Newsletter, Lawyers Weekly and Times of London. 

Dr. Strauss is the recipient of the Excellence in Educational Equity Award from the Minnesota Department of Education for her work in sexual harassment in education. Susan has spoken about sexual harassment in education at international conferences in Botswana, Egypt, Thailand and the U.S. She consulted with the Israeli Ministry of Education, as well as with educators from Israel, England, Australia, St. Maarten and Canada. She traveled to Poland and conducted research on sex discrimination and sexual harassment in Polish workplaces with Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights. Susan has a doctorate in organizational leadership. She is a registered nurse, has a bachelor's degree in psychology and counseling, a master's degree in public health, and professional certificate in training and development. She has been involved in the harassment arena since 1985.

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