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Remote Future Summit 2019

I have been busy at the Remote Expert HQ pre-recording my keynote speech for the Remote Future Summit on parental leave policies for remote companies.

The Summit is going to take place on 15 – 17 May and promises to be jam packed full of remote work goodness! 

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Is the way of the future a visual contract?

A visual contract is a way of creating a binding legal contract without really complex words and legal jargon. Rather, it contains pictures, words and flow charts.

Why? Consider that many of the people who read contracts are not lawyers. in fact, they may not be well educated, or English could be their second language.

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There has never been a better time to go remote

Are you on the fence about hiring a remote team member or an entire remote team?

A 2018 survey by Zug pointed to:

  • at least 70% of our global workforce surveyed working remotely at least once per week; and

  • 53% working at least 3 days a week remotely.

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5 important legal issues for organisations hiring remote workers

There are real benefits for organisations who hire remote (or distributed) teams and permit existing employees to work from home.  Productivity, cheaper rental or real estate costs and a unique culture of employee engagement and happier employees are only some of the benefits. I can vouch for this personally, having worked from home in a Partner equivalent role with newlaw firm LegalVision for a number of years.

However, as great as working from home is, the lawyer in me is lurking below the surface fretting about the risks to employers of work from home arrangements. But the good news is that with the right arrangements in place, the risks can be managed and your organisation can get on with the real work that makes your organisation great. 

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Why you need a work from home policy for your remote workers

 I cannot advocate more strongly for employers to hire a remote team or permit their existing employees to work remotely, at least part of the time.  There are numerous productivity and employee engagement benefits to working from home.  However, you need a work from home policy before you hire a remote worker or permit your existing employees to work from home.

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