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Legal Intelligencer, Oct. 30, 2018: Workers’ Comp Liability & the Remote Employee, by Zach Rubinich

Workers’ Compensation Liability and the Remote Employee
by Zachary M. Rubinich, zrubinich@rawle.com 

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In the article, Zach Rubinich looks at Workers’ Compensation issues affecting employers who allow employees to work remotely from home. There is an increased potential Workers’ Compensation risk for employers since the employer has limited to no control over the home premises of its employee. The employee may co-mingle work and home duties during the workday. The employee may be located in a different state with different Workers’ Compensation laws. This article identifies the unique issues affecting employers who have remote employees, provides guidance when an injury occurring off work premises may or may not be covered by Workers’ Compensation laws, explains best practices to reduce exposure, makes recommendations for handling of injuries when they arise and evaluates a company’s remote employment policies and job descriptions in order to more effectively handle potential claims and provide strategies to minimize risk.

Published in the October 30, 2018 edition of The Legal Intelligencer © 2018 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All rights reserved. Further duplication without permission is prohibited, contact 877-257-3382 or reprints@alm.com.

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