Benefits and Legal Pitfalls on Remote Access, Telecommuting & Mobile Connections

2016 Employment Law & Legislative Conference
You will learn about the benefits and risks involved with telecommuting.

The move toward smaller offices and greater remote access with telecommuting brings certain business benefits. But there are also legal pitfalls involving e-mail abuse, invasion of privacy, social media control, theft/misappropriation, wage and hour fraud, workplace accidents and employer liability for misconduct. In this session, you will learn how to maintain control and manage risks while providing flexibility. You will leave with an understanding of how to:

  • Strategically manage employee remote access, telecommuting and mobile connections.
  • Manage employee and labor relations, as well as wage and hour issues you will face with a remote workforce.
  • Review imputed liability—potential employer liability for employee negligence.
  • Maintain compliance with the federal and state laws impacting your remote workforce.
Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 11:00am to 12:15pm

James Reidy, Esq.

Reidy, Esq.

James (Jim) P. Reidy is a shareholder at Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green PA in Manchester, N.H., where he is the chair of the firm’s Labor and Employment Practice Group. He earned his B.A. from Assumption College, his M.P.A. from Northeastern University and his J.D. from New England School of Law. He has extensive experience handling matters before the N.H. Department of Labor, the N.H. Commission for Human Rights, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the U.S. Department of Labor. Jim is admitted to practice in New Hampshire, Massachusetts and before the First Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a member of the American Bar Association and the New Hampshire Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section. Jim is the Manchester Area Human Resource Association vice president of legal and legislative affairs, former legislative affairs vice president for the New Hampshire State (HR) Council, a member of the N.H. Business and Industry Association, chair of the N.H. Tech Alliance's HR Exchange, moderator of NHLABORNET and editor of the New England Employment Law Letter. Jim writes, lectures and presents seminars on a wide range of employment law topics. He has been a media resource on workplace law for media outlets including CNN, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times’ business magazine, Bloomberg, WMUR, NPR, The Associated Press, NPR Marketplace, BuzzFeed, Law 360, Inc., “The HR Power Hour,” “HR Break Room,” SKI magazine and HR Magazine as well as several local publications. Best Lawyers USA named Jim the 2020 Lawyer of the Year for labor and employment law (Manchester), and the NH Business Review named him one of the top 200 most influential business leaders in New Hampshire. Most recently, Jim was inducted as a Fellow into the American Bar Association College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.

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Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
HR Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
HR Expertise
Business Acumen
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