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OK Kate Rogers from Fox Business fact I'm Kate thanks for coming and if this is dream of all bars in the -- today.
Be careful what you wish more.
Working from home.
Are their pluses and minuses for an employee that is able to get that gig in their bathrobes doing their job.
Or are they are downsides for an employer I think.
There's pluses and minuses for ball telecommuting has become more popular than ever today it allows employees to save money on gas and -- When they're driving to work immediately few days a week and also out of the in play here to save money on rent and office supplies -- they're not happening.
Maybe they don't even have an office at all media everybody's telecommuting for their business so it definitely hasn't happened downside -- -- But there are certain things that these small business owners need to be aware.
In order to make sure that they're -- actually doing their job and doing it for example how can -- employer.
Take all the steps they need to to make sure they maximize productivity.
And I would think you know you can't walk off with the -- it's for personal.
I think what isn't that what what are the issues of some of the issues definitely sir around office productivity -- When you're working from how can you be sure they -- employee is really working like you said it could be in their bathroom on the couch watching TV all day.
So one of the things that KEL attorneys and Orlando they -- -- having your employees work on an office issued computer.
This way you can monitor with software when their -- in and and make sure that they are actually working throughout the day.
And another thing He need them to do.
Is she sign off on me man hours they work every day have them at times -- and sign off on it fax it to you however you wanna get your hands on it.
But that will keep you.
Out of trouble as far as overtime regulations are concerned because that's a major area.
Of legal issues for these small business owners because there replacement come back later and sued them and say well I worked fifteen -- this day if you don't have it on record keeping -- -- -- -- and that's definitely want Harry get in trouble there of an attorney those are two very very good tips actually maybe -- those little -- -- -- -- checked in at any time and make sure they are sitting there definitely not elsewhere.
Isn't so big and our more people doing -- whether any statistics about how many people are working from home well I think it is definitely becoming more popular it is that the economy people are trying to cut corners and also -- is.
If they can have more flexible schedule -- meeting me there hours worked from home -- that's that's definitely one way to retain employees.
And it's also saving these small business owners who want.
Which is definitely a major -- and especially when they're gonna have to start to pay for health care right Tony under about their hair out over small businesses are concerned.
If you're considering leaving a workplace and moving into a telecommuting situation or home or work share what may be split the jobs certain -- -- -- -- -- -- in the office.
What what are some of that.
Pluses and minuses review was an employee how hard is it to do was an employee interestingly enough one of the attorneys that I -- -- -- He said that.
For employees there's less loyalty on parent company.
You're working from home it could be an incentive for use anti job if you like having that flexible schedule but -- Feel that sensitive family here -- -- -- with here.
Fellow coworkers if you're not in the office working with indeed and that's something that -- -- actually have to be careful because.
They have access all this data from your company in their home.
So they're feeling as -- -- you.
They can access confidential information trade secret proprietary information that's all really a lifeline to small business -- so even as it turns.
So that's definitely something to nothing of it apiece on yes and stock on small business that fox -- okay.
So small business at Fox Business are common new Patriot -- small business -- actually separate Peter only Peter only to small business you know very interested in that.
How much information is on there for the small business -- and we know that elect Latin America we -- we have a lot of information update that they daily news videos tips how to use.
Everything and -- on Twitter issue.
Assets where it's -- at the small -- He I see.
I think that's great I mean Fox Business is growing -- so many positive ways really helping.
-- businesses and employees as well.
What what's the next piece you're gonna be working and you know yeah me to -- Well I'm not sure engineering -- actually isn't that's a -- well I have to we're gonna have to Google your name we are finally did we are doing a small business of the day highlight though I'm every day we're profiling in -- small business from.
Around the country and we're picking through -- of anybody's interested in becoming our small business of the day they can tweet.
-- -- I'm sure you know act at the small -- but the hash tag my SBC.
I think that's great I wouldn't go check that out it's interesting to see small businesses that are doing well that have.
You know positive attitude about it to share some of their secrets that about their industry it's so nice to meet Kate Rogers -- -- differences dot com.
And definitely check out the small business website -- you learn a lot.
I really appreciate -- thanks for coming and -- really taken.
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