In this podcast, Amanda Mullane and Claudia Martorell provide an overview of the temporary COVID-19 policy permitting employers to inspect documents remotely for the Form I-9 and to complete the Form I-9 virtually until they returned to in-person operations or until the policy ended on July 31, 2023. Our speakers discuss the compliance expectations on employers, including details on the 30-day grace period (until August 30) to start verifying documents physically, and the exception permitting qualified employers to fulfill the inspection requirements remotely if they were enrolled in E-Verify at the time that the Form I-9 was completed. Our speakers focus on the significance of the shift from remote to in-person verification of documents, the rules on the use of authorized representatives, and the required notifications to employees.
Employment Law Legends, Episode 7—Free Agency: Remaking Supervisor Liability in Faragher v. City of Boca Raton
When should employers be liable for the hostile work environment created by supervisors’ sexually harassing conduct? This episode examines the legal saga that untangled this question and the Supreme Court of the United States’ extraordinary decision to create the two-part Faragher-Ellerth affirmative defense.
In the third episode of our “Tech-Tuned Workplace” series, Jennifer Betts and several HR professionals discuss how technology affects the way that organizations interact with their employees. The speakers address the technologies they use on a daily basis, the challenge of incorporating technology while ensuring employees remain connected and engaged, and how technology will continue to evolve and impact the workplace.
In this episode of our Global Solutions series, Chris Anderson and Andre Appel address laws regarding remote work in Europe, South Africa, and the United Arab Emirates that were implemented as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The speakers focus on four issues that might arise in workplaces that have implemented remote work arrangements: (1) how employers and employees agree on teleworking arrangements; (2) whether employers must pay to implement a remote work arrangement, including payment for the necessary equipment to facilitate work from home; (3) employers’ workplace safety obligations with regard to employees who work from home; and (4) employee morale issues that might result from teleworking arrangements.