The recent and continuous surge of technology into the workforce has increased pressure on companies to become “more mobile.” This mobility has allowed employees to work from home and to be constantly connected. Employees today are now able to work from “anywhere at any time.” These changes in the workforce have caused significant issues with regards to labor law and the culture of a company. General Counsels and employment lawyers are now looking for ways to streamline this process to prevent future lawsuits.
"All of us are spending incredible amounts of time and money negotiating all these other terms, and we do it in the name of risk. “Well, of course we need a confidentiality provision in there, because we’re giving them sensitive stuff and we don’t want it out there.” “Of course we need indemnification provisions because we may get sued or they may get sued and we need to know what our liability is on that.” Yes, all of that is valid, but I would submit to you that it is nowhere near worth the effort that we are putting into it and that there is a better alternative."
"I think the biggest issue whenever you have a new regulation is that the regulators have to then manage that issue. We all think that the regulators actually understand what their regulation is about, since they came up with the rules and regulations. A lot of times the people on the front lines don’t know what the rule was supposed to be getting at."