Tag: Telecommuting

At ThinkHR, knowledge makes us tick. We are always on the lookout for the latest workplace and human resources news, trends, research, and law. Here are some of the stories that caught our eye this month: Why You Need a Remote Work Policy Nearly two-thirds of companies have employees who work remotely, but fewer than…

Question: We want to put a policy in place regarding reimbursing expenses for telecommuting employees. Specifically, does the company have to reimburse Internet and electricity expenses since the employee is working from home doing company work? Answer: Establishing a fair reimbursement arrangement with employees for Internet and electricity services is a best practice. Most employees…

The EEOC v. Ford Motor Company case that was recently decided in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals should give every HR manager and business owner cause for concern. Here are the facts: In 2003, Jane Harris was hired as a resale buyer at Ford. Resale steel buyers serve as intermediaries between steel suppliers and…