Australia: Risks associated with working from home

Critical Issues in Employment Law

For many businesses, COVID-19 lockdown was the first time employees worked remotely at such a large scale.

The success of this social experiment has many businesses contemplating reducing the size of physical operations as a means of cost savings. However, is this new found flexibility and potential financial gain all it's cracked up to be?

In our latest Critical Issues in Employment Law webinar Sally Woodward and Electra Dow discuss the potential pitfalls and risk for employers having their workforce operating remotely.

The webinar will explore the following topics:

  • Obligations under WHS legislation when an employee works from home;
  • Workers compensation; and
  • Protection of the employer's confidential information.

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