Mitigating the risks of a virtual higher education workforce


Addressing compliance, tax, and insurance challenges for faculty and staff living across state lines.

Over the last 18 months, remote faculty and staff played a critical role in helping universities and colleges pivot to online instruction. As we emerge from the pandemic, the most successful institutions will continue to refine their virtual-learning programs, investing in the power of a global and diverse higher education workforce.

While the transition to online learning lets administrators attract expert faculty and staff regardless of geography, it also comes with a fair share of risk. In this on-demand webinar, we explore the compliance risks and administrative costs institutions should consider when managing a remote higher education workforce, specifically:

  • Wage and hour compliance regulations such as payroll practices, employee leave laws, exempt status, and more
  • Tax and unemployment liabilities for institutions to consider
  • Workers’ compensation administrative burdens and cost Higher education administrators and deans will walk away with a better understanding of how to mitigate the risks of managing a robust and diverse workforce that elevates instruction for modern students.

Webinar Presenters:

  • Michael Plater, Ph.D., Higher Education Practice Lead
  • Kristin McClure, Director of Employment Law and Litigation
  • Lesley Zielinski, Senior Director of Unemployment and Workers’ Compensation Programs and Analytics

Watch the Webinar