Minimizing Risk and Reducing Exposure on Workers' Compensation Claims by Off-Site Employees
1 hour 30 minutes
Learn how to best handle off-site injuries, from initial reporting through litigation.
Employers, now more than ever, are required to evaluate remote or telework opportunities for their employees. COVID-19 forced employers to send their employees home and look for opportunities to work remotely on an emergent basis without the benefit of a considered plan or risk assessment. The need for telework persists. Employers must evaluate their business needs and balance those against state and federal guidelines for safety, security, and risk analysis. This topic will assist you in developing appropriate work from home opportunities. It will assist in your evaluation of appropriate insurance coverage including the definition of rights and responsibilities of both employer and employee, as well as what constitutes a work-related injury. It will facilitate the recognition of the application of competing state and federal statutes that overlap with workers’ compensation liability. This information will prove an invaluable resource for the development of workplace policies and protocols as we continue to navigate the ever-changing work environment presented by the demands of telework and the global pandemic.
• You will be able to define a work-related injury/illness in the context of telework.
• You will be able to discuss rights and responsibilities of both employer and employee for telework.
• You will be able to identify areas of exposure for liability related to telework.
• You will be able to recognize the application of competing regulations and laws.