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Workers Compensation Laws Tested By Telecommuting


Posted on Mar 11, 2013

Marissa Mayer, the new Yahoo CEO, has raised a lot of eyebrows with her decision to end telecommuting at the tech company. The news comes at a time when a lot of employers are considering work from home options and wondering if it's a wise choice for their organizations.

Telecommuting can offer significant advantages for both the employee and employer, as shown in Kansas City recently after serious snow kept a lot of workers from commuting to the office.

However, workers' comp laws can also get more complicated when employees work from home. When working from home, you should be using a designated office setting. Within that setting, it's important to follow safety precautions like you would at work.

Insurers recommend employers have policies in place that allow them to inspect the at-home workspace for safety purposes. That way if someone trips over a cord in the house or suffers from carpal tunnel, it's easier to report the injury and prove it was a work-related accident.

Whether you work from home or at another site, if you've been injured on the job you should contact our Kansas City workers' compensation lawyers at Castle Law. We can help you figure out this complicated system so you get the compensation you need to recover well.

 

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