ATLANTA – July 1, 2021 – Ogletree Deakins, one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, today unveils its Remote Work Toolkit, an expansion of the firm’s OD Comply™ resources, to add the timely topic of remote work as workforces continue to emerge from the pandemic.
The Remote Work Toolkit was created in response to the needs of the employer community as they use or consider remote work options. Though an attractive recruiting, retention, and cost-saving tool for many employers, remote work has numerous multistate compliance implications, especially as employees relocate to different states or new out-of-state employees are hired. Significant legal predicaments for both employers and their workforces include employee onboarding, business expense reimbursement, state tax, state unemployment withholding, privacy and data security, and termination issues.
The Remote Work Toolkit offers helpful templates, forms, and a guide to help employers stay in compliance as they implement or continue remote work. The Guide to Remote Work covers hiring, employing, and terminating remote employees; expense reimbursement requirements in all 50 states; home workplace safety; and complex 50-state income tax and unemployment insurance considerations. The toolkit also offers template policy and forms, including a remote work policy, request and approval form, and employee acknowledgment.
“Employers are evaluating the pros and cons of allowing, encouraging, or even requiring employees to work remotely,” said Stephen Woods, chair of the firm’s OD Comply™ group. “The Remote Work Toolkit was developed to serve as a useful tool for employers navigating this burgeoning area of multistate compliance.”
The Remote Work Toolkit is the latest innovative offering from OD Comply™—an Ogletree Deakins solution for difficult multistate and other employment compliance topics. OD Comply™ subscriptions provide employers with user-friendly materials on thorny topics like state leaves of absence, state wage and hour, marijuana, and more.
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Ogletree Deakins is one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. Premier client service, as outlined in the firm’s Client Pledge, is one of the firm’s top priorities and a cornerstone of its core values. U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” has named Ogletree Deakins a “Law Firm of the Year” for 10 consecutive years. In 2021, the publication named Ogletree Deakins its “Law Firm of the Year” in the Litigation – Labor & Employment category. Ogletree Deakins has more than 900 attorneys located in 53 offices across the United States and in Europe, Canada, and Mexico. The firm represents a diverse range of clients, from small businesses to Fortune 50 companies. www.ogletree.com