White paper: Managing compliance for a remote workforce
In 2020, companies are experiencing new dilemmas regarding compliance. With COVID-19, millions of workers have shifted from working in an office space — an employer-controlled environment — to working from home offices.
Many employees may be working remotely for the first time and have not considered the legal and safety hazards of a home office environment before. This can result in considerable risk to employers. Compliance leaders must adapt their safety and legal programs to support a remote workforce. Some adaptations are apparent: compliance policies likely require review and possibly need to be updated, employers need to consider the safety risks of the home office environments, and communication and education regarding policy changes and risks across the company. The devil is in the details.