The COVID-19 pandemic may have permanently changed the future of work. From banking to insurance and the legal industry, employers have embraced remote work for employees. Before March 2020, many companies allowed only a select few people to work remotely—typically exempt employees who travel. Now, they’re permitting more employees to work from home.
Some businesses like Nationwide Insurance are reducing their office footprint as they let more people stay home. Before you allow more employees to telework, however, here are some important employment law aspects to consider.