My colleague, Gabe Jiran predicted the future!

Well, not exactly. But in a post earlier this month, he outlined some of the issues relating to whether telecommuting is a reasonable accommodation under the ADA.

And now we have some court guidance on the subject.  The road to understanding an aspect of the “reasonable accommodation”

My colleague, Gabe Jiran, (go read his impressive background here, I’ll wait) recently gave a presentation on telecommuting and I asked Gabe to share his thoughts on a notable topic that came up for discussion there.  Thus, in this post, Gabe discusses whether telecommuting could be a “reasonable accommodation.”

With today’s technology, employees seem

Is the “Virtual Workplace” — where employees can telecommute from home or merely check e-mail via a smartphone — a dangerous place for employers?

No. At least not any more so than the brick and mortar one. Sure there are risks to manage, but employers are used to managing those types of situations all the