AC22: Remote Management Is the Future - Ethically and Effectively Managing Freelance and Remote Employees

AC22: Remote Management Is the Future - Ethically and Effectively Managing Freelance and Remote Employees

Release Date: 6/18/2022
Format Length CLE Eligible
MP4 60 min. Yes

Immigration lawyers have had to adjust the way they manage staff given the rise in remote work and the influxes of cases due to changes in government policies. A dispersed workforce and freelance staffing are two ways to resource talent that may not have been considered pre-pandemic. They also come with unique benefits. Freelance staff, for example, can assist with heavy waves of work, but without the consistent overhead. Panelists will review best practices and the ethical issues that need to be considered when managing a remote workforce.

  • Identifying Work That Can Be Ethically Delegated, Developing an Effective Delegation System, Ensuring Quality Control, Communication of Goals, Tasks, and Timelines
  • Barriers to Effective Delegation: What Is Holding You Back from Delegating? Can a Solo Practitioner with No Staff Delegate?
  • Ethics Considerations: Supervision, Communication, Confidentiality
  • How to Effectively Manage People from Afar, Set Expectations, and Ensure Accountability
  • Payroll, Tax, and State Requirements; Technology Considerations

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