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Employment Principal Andrea Kirshenbaum Presents on Remote Workforce Wage and Hour Concerns at 2014 PAR Solutions Conference on Nov. 11

Employment & Employee Relations Principal Andrea M. Kirshenbaum co-presented with Clarity Service Group CEO Kathleen Bailey Stengel at the 2014 Pennsylvania Advocacy and Resources for Autism and Intellectual Disability (PAR) Solutions Conference on November 11, 2014,

Ms. Kirshenbaum and Ms. Bailey Stengel presented, "Managing Remote Workforces: Wage and Hour and Employment Law Concerns for Service Providers."

Most recent estimates by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that one in 68 children in the U.S. “have now been identified with an autism spectrum disorder.” While the reasons behind the numbers have been the subject of much debate, what is clear is that children diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) require specialized services and education that evidence-based research shows should be provided in the natural environment – that is, in the home, school or the community. The result is a large (and increasingly growing) remote workforce – and the employment and wage and hour challenges that come with it. 

The presentation, part of the Conference's CFO Seminar, explored the wage and hour risks and employment challenges created by the rise in remote work, with a particular focus on companies serving those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and intellectual disabilities, and remote work of non-exempt employees. The speakers provided an overview of the differing federal and state laws governing wage and hour and employment, as well as developments in the law. The presentation also explored how companies can mitigate against risks in an evolving legal landscape.