COVID-19 Resources and Remote Work Issues
We hope the resources provided here will help you manage the challenges presented by COVID-19 and assist with managing a remote workforce.
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The "home office" has become the only office for a large percentage of the workforce. This confronts employers with a myriad of difficult to answer questions. DWT has established a cross-practice team to help answer these and other pressing concerns arising from the remote workplace. For additional details, see Remote Work Issues.
As the FDA approves COVID-19 vaccines, employers are facing difficult questions and decisions for their workforce. Should an employer require employees to be vaccinated? What if an employee refuses vaccination? Will an employer be liable if an unvaccinated employee contracts COVID-19 and exposes coworkers? Our attorneys are reviewing these and other issues creating uncertainty, and can help businesses navigate the unknowns surrounding COVID-19 vaccinations.
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The "home office" has become the only office for a large percentage of the workforce. Employers are now faced with difficult questions like:
- Do I need a formal telework policy and what should it cover?
- What are the state tax implications of my newly remote workforce, such as state individual income tax withholding requirements, state employment taxes, and state business/sales taxes?
- What privacy laws should I be aware of, such as those concerning telecommunications and electronic communications or an employee's expectation of privacy?
- Can I renegotiate or rescind my commercial lease for space I no longer need?
While these questions may seem like treacherous new ground, our team at DWT can help you navigate the applicable legal considerations to keep your business on the right footing.
DWT has established a cross-practice team to help answer these and other pressing concerns arising from the remote workplace. Consisting of employment and labor, tax, privacy and security, real estate, and business law professionals, our team can guide you through these monumental changes, and to plan and adapt for the future.
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