Posts Tagged ‘telecommuting’

Certain employers may inspect Form I-9 Section 2 documentation remotely during the COVID-19 national emergency.

Form I-9 Document Inspection More Flexible Due to COVID-19

Although COVID-19, commonly known as the coronavirus, is causing employers uncertainty for the future, they’re still hiring — even as many of their employees are working remotely. Federal law, however, requires employers to use the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification to verify employment eligibility and to physically examine each original Section 2 document the employee […]

24 Mar 20 - COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Form I-9 - Jessica Mulholland - No CommentsRead More »

Bay Area Localities Take Action During COVID-19 Pandemic

In response to the growing coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns, seven Bay Area counties and one Bay Area city announced “shelter in place” orders on March 16, 2020, effective on March 17, 2020, at 12:01 a.m. The shelter-in-place orders direct everyone to stay inside their homes except to meet basic needs such as going to the doctor […]

17 Mar 20 - COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Health and Safety - Bianca Saad - No CommentsRead More »

Options for Employers, Employees During School Closures

In response to the coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) situation, many school districts are electing to shut down campuses for several weeks to attempt to mitigate the spread of the virus. These closures will undoubtedly have a huge impact on both employers and employees, but employers and employees have several options, including the use of […]

13 Mar 20 - COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Time Off - James W. Ward - No CommentsRead More »

Is Telecommuting a Reasonable Accommodation for a Disability?

The answer is not a simple yes or no.  Yet, a federal circuit court of appeals, in a positive ruling for employers, recently held that telecommuting is not a reasonable accommodation when regular predictable attendance is an essential function of the job. The case is EEOC v. Ford Motor Company. Of course, not all jobs […]

22 Apr 15 - Disabilities, Workplace Policies - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »