As remote and hybrid work arrangements pick up steam heading toward a post-pandemic world, employers should invest significant front-end planning work to avoid legal and moral conflicts.
“If you are allowing teams X and Y to be more fully remote but teams A and B must come into the office, that will lend itself to some morale issues,” says Michael Schmidt, a labor and employment attorney at Cozen O’Connor law firm. “Recognize that, while you want to have consistency, you don’t want the added morale issues by treating employees differently.”
No matter how fair the policy, expect employees to raise questions, he says. Some