This is a document that a company can provide employees outlining the company's
telecommuting policy. Telecommuting is defined as work and transportation alternatives
that substitute home-to-work commuting with the option of working at home or at
satellite work locations for all or part of the employee's assignment. This document can
be used by small businesses or other entities that want to provide their employees with
the rules and guidelines for telecommuting from home or satellite work locations.
Employees who are allowed to telecommute from home or off-site, for some or all of
their employment, remain subject to the terms and conditions of employment set forth in the
Employee Handbook and elsewhere. In addition to their existing obligations and responsibilities
telecommuters must agree to do the following:
1. Maintain a regular work schedule and an accurate accounting of what they work on and
2. Comply with all of the safety regulations that apply to an office. That means having a
safe work environment free of clutter, exposed wiring, and slippery surfaces. Any
employee who telecommutes grants a license to the Company to inspect their work
premises during normal work hours.
3. Understand that the policies and procedures relating to legal compliance and ethics
obligations remain in full force and effect while off-site.
4. Not allow business visitors to their home or off-site work location without the express
written permission from their supervisor.
5. Maintain their work product in a safe and secure environment. Any confidential
materials, trade secrets or proprietary information should be maintained under lock and
key and appropriately protected.
6. Be responsible for any Company equipment used off-site. The employee will be
responsible for the cost of repair or replacement of any equipment if handled in a
careless or reckless manner. The Company is not responsible for personal equipment
used without express written authorization from the Company.
7. Understand that any injuries sustained at home, or off-site, are covered by the
Company’s worker’s compensation insurance coverage. The reporting requirements for
telecommuters related to workplace injuries are the same as if they were working on
8. Remember that you are a representative of this Company no matter where you are.
Please use your best judgment at all times.
9. Arrange for proper day care or elder care services so as not to interfere with getting your
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