A recent Bloomberg article, in part citing a study done by Topia, noted that “HR professionals often don’t know where their employees are working.” During the early (and darkest) days of the pandemic, employers were concerned about the health and, in many cases, literal survival of their employees and dependents, and the thorny issues regarding maintaining a multi-state or multi-national workforce were put on the back burner. Now, as many employers are adapting or maintaining hybrid policies, it is crucial that employers consider the following (non-exhaustive) list of potential issues:

Throughout the pandemic, we have worked, and will continue to work, with our colleagues across practice areas to craft policies that seek to address the ins and outs a nationwide workforce, while also assessing especially unique situations on a case-by-case basis.

Employers may need to embrace remote work to retain their talent, but also need to invest in policies, tooling, and technology to properly manage a distributed workforce. Remains to be seen how the “H” in “WFH” will continue to evolve.

Source: Mintz – Marc N. Aspis

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