When Employees Work From Home: Workers Compensation And The Telecommuter (Matthiesen, Wickert & Lehrer, S.C.)

When Employees Work From Home: Workers Compensation And The Telecommuter

  Tuesday, March 24th, 2020 Source: Matthiesen, Wickert & Lehrer, S.C.

When employees work remotely from home or other locations, the normal rules of course and scope can become complicated and confusing. The same is true of subrogation potential. When the employee is injured in their home, subrogation targets tend to shrivel up and blow away.

Cybersecurity can also be greatly compromised when an employee utilizes an unsecured or public Wi-Fi source and works from home using an unsecure personal laptop, notebook, cell phone, or other electronic device.

In the wake of the global pandemic involving the COVID-19 coronavirus, employees across the globe are being told to work from home or given that option.

Claims handlers and subrogation professionals should be aware of the many legal nuances that arise when employees work from their couch or the local Starbucks.

The cost savings of having employees work from home has made such an arrangement a growing phenomenon. But injuries occur at home just like they do in the workplace.

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