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Workshop

Legal Considerations of Having a Remote Workforce

Event Date: 05.06.2021

Time: 2-3:30pm

Part of Mass Cultural Council’s Recover, Rebuild, Renew Series

With much of the Massachusetts workforce engaging in remote work, employers should take time to assess whether their systems are working for both their organizations and their staff. Working from home, while creating flexibility for employers and employees, does carry risks and consequences. The second workshop builds upon the first and shares best practices for implementing a successful work from home policy. Topics for discussion include working hours, employee privacy, data security, and risks and potential liabilities, including insurance consequences.

The format of this workshop will be a 1.5-hour virtual webinar, with time built-in for questions and answers. We propose a panel consisting of an employment attorney, an insurance expert, and a human resources expert.

Outcomes: At the end of this session, participants will be able to understand the potential liability exposure created by a remote workforce, how employers can use insurance to mitigate the risks of a remote workforce, how employees can safeguard sensitive information at home, and how to apply for individualized legal assistance from the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts.

Consulting Firm: Arts and Business Council of Greater Boston, Boston, MA

Content Expert: Lucas Blackadar, Esq., Director of Legal Services, Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston.

Luke manages the Arts & Business Council’s Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts and Patent Pro Bono programs. An attorney and visual artist, Luke counsels start- up, small, and creative businesses on trademark, copyright, nonprofit, and for-profit business matters. Luke also trains law students in the practice of business law, through the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts legal internship, and as adjunct professor of law at Roger Williams University, where he teacher Contract Drafting & Transactional Lawyering. Prior to joining the Arts & Business Council, Luke was a professional liability defense attorney, representing lawyers, medical professionals, and design professionals in malpractice lawsuits.

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Add to Calendar 05/06/2021 02:00 PM 05/06/2021 02:00 PM America/New_York Legal Considerations of Having a Remote Workforce Time: 2-3:30pm Part of Mass Cultural Council’s Recover, Rebuild, Renew Series With much of the Massachusetts workforce engaging in remote work, employers should take time to assess whether their systems are working for both their organizations and their staff. Working from home, while creating flexibility for employers and employees, does carry risks ...

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