Designing an Effective Remote Work Strategy that Balances Risk and Reward
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While working from home has been a common practice for many years, true remote work arrangements have increased in popularity over the past few years as employees demand greater flexibility. For businesses open to and well suited for this type of arrangement, there can be benefits for employers and employees.


In recent years, many employers have expanded remote work options to help recruit and retain talent in a tough hiring market, but without proper planning, these arrangements may put both the employer and employee at risk of compliance issues and increased costs. This becomes even more challenging when employees work in a different state or even country than the employer is located.


How does remote work impact compensation decisions? Do benefit plans need to be adjusted? What are the tax and legal implications? How do existing mobility policies need to be refined to account for new ways of working and changing business needs? How can employers effectively track employee movement for reporting and compliance purposes? In this webinar, we’ll address these questions and more as we discuss considerations to develop an effective remote work strategy.


During this webinar, attendees will learn:

  • How to differentiate between work from home and remote work and establish appropriate policies for each.
  • Impacts of remote work on compensation and benefit decisions.
  • Tax and legal implications of remote work arrangements.
  • The role of technology in employee tracking and reporting.

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Ronii Rizzo
Principal, Global Employer Services, Global Reward Taxation at BDO USA, LLP

Ronii is a managing director on the Expatriate Tax team at BDO where she has worked since 2007. She leads the U.S. Expatriate Payroll division of the Expatriate Tax team and heads the BDO Global Customized Payroll Solutions Board including 100+ countries.

Ronii specializes in supporting companies to be in compliance for U.S. payroll reporting and tax withholding obligations. She also supports multi-country coordination for seamless global payroll reporting. Her motto is to make the complex simple, and she delivers her motto with her personalized and focused approach. Ronii is an active speaker for and member of the American Payroll Association.

Thomas LeClair
Global Employer Services Managing Director, Employment Tax Leader at BDO USA, LLP

Tom is a managing director in BDO’s Employment Tax Services practice and has over 10 years of experience in employment tax compliance and consulting services. Tom has extensive experience in multi-state employment tax compliance, penalty and controversy resolution, and payroll operations. Prior to joining BDO Tom led the central region employment tax practice at Grant Thornton. Previously, Tom managed the payroll and employment tax division at a Chicago-based HR & payroll service provider where he oversaw payroll processing and employment tax compliance for some 200+ client businesses, across a number of industries. 


Joan Vines
Global Employer Services Managing Director, Compensation & Benefits at BDO USA, LLP

Joan is a managing director in BDO’s National Tax Office focusing on Compensation and Benefits. She has extensive experience in a wide variety of executive compensation, employee benefits, and qualified plan matters. Throughout Joan’s career she has worked closely with taxable, flow through, and nonprofit organizations on a wide variety of tax matters connected to providing compensation and benefits to workers. 

Her executive compensation experience includes matters on equity compensation and deferred compensation arrangements. She addresses both the plan design, document compliance and operational compliance with IRC sections 409A and 457(f) deferred compensation rule, with compensation limitations under IRC sections 162(m) and to avoid or comply with the excess compensation provisions of IRC section 280G golden parachute payments and IRC section 4960 excess compensation for tax exempt organizations. She has extensive experience in the technical review of compliance projects dealing with qualifications of retirement plans, nondiscrimination testing and annual reporting on Form 5500s, Annual Return/Report of Employee Benefit Plan and training personnel that deal with ERISA plans, including the various correction programs offered by the IRS and DOL.


Judy Canavan
Managing Director, Global Employer Services at BDO USA

Judy Canavan has more than 30 years of experience in compensation consulting and design. She leads BDO USA’s Compensation Surveys practice and is a managing director in the Global Employer Services practice. In addition to implementing custom compensation research and surveys, Judy focuses on helping companies tie their compensation programs to their organizational strategy. Judy conducts complex competitive assessment assignments, designs annual and long-term incentive plans, develops Board of Director compensation packages, and conducts custom compensation and total rewards surveys. 

Prior to joining BDO, Judy founded the company HR+Survey Solutions. She has also worked with Sibson Consulting and served as a senior compensation consultant in several management capacities. In addition, Judy served on the faculty at the University of Southern California, Board College as an Assistant Professor of Human Resource Management. Judy spearheaded a major research initiative into corporate governance, the results of which were cited in Directors and Boards, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. She has been published in Directors and Boards as well as in Workspan and WorldatWork Journal.