Wednesday Mar 01, 2023

When Remote Work Goes Too Far

California's at it again!

The 9th court of Appeal has struck down California's law that outlawed mandatory arbitration agreements that was changed just recently.

An arbitration agreement is a clause in an employment contract where an employee and an employer agree to settle their grievances out of court instead of going on trial.

Arbitration in the workplace is an area that is still not understood by many employers and employees.

In the 'While We Were Working' section, we look at the best practices to implement arbitration agreements in employment contracts and some things you shouldn't take to arbitration.

In the ‘Consultants Corner,’ we discuss a situation from a letter we received recently. An employee goes to another country for a medical procedure. The employer wants them to return, but the employee wants to work remotely from where they are.

We have even seen some destinations try to lure remote workers into relocating. This is definitely a problem that will only become bigger with remote working. Some employers offered remote working as a benefit without realizing the full consequences of such a policy.

Tune in to hear our perspective on this issue and how to strengthen your sick and remote working policies.

Tune in to learn more!

Key Takeaways

- What are arbitration agreements (04:55)

- Are arbitration agreements good or bad for companies? (06:06)

- The big myths about arbitration (07:27)

- Things that can't go to arbitration according to federal law (10:19)

- Can you compel an employee not to work remotely from another country (17:59)

- Take a look at your time off and sick policies (22:25)

- Clarity on remote working policies (23:02)

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