At the 21st Annual National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference®, Nov. 7-9, Stuart D. Colburn of Downs Stanford will speak and moderate on The New Mobile Workforce.
The new mobile workforce – from telecommuters to alternate worksites to traveling employees – raises many unique challenges in the world of workers’ compensation.
With respect to telecommuters, Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law, § 16.10 states:
“When reliance is placed upon the status of the home as a place of employment generally, instead of or in addition to the existence of a specific work assignment at the end of the particular homeward trip, three principal indicia may be looked for: the quantity and regularity of work performed at home; the continuing presence of work equipment at home; and special circumstances of the particular employment that make it necessary and not merely personally convenient to work at home.”
Key characteristics of telecommuters (working at home):
Currently over 17.2 million Americans are telecommuters.
Recent case law involving telecommuters who injured themselves at home. Compensable or not? Find out at the seminar.
Other topics to be discussed at the seminar include:
Joining Mr. Colburn on the panel of speakers will be Alan S. Pierce of Pierce, Pierce & Napolitano, and Roger A. Levy, Of Counsel at Laughlin, Falbo, Levy & Moresi, and Levy Mediations. Register today for the conference! LexisNexis Community Members receive a special discount.