For an increasing number of businesses, telecommuting has proved to be beneficial to both employer and employee. When the needs of the business do not require workers to be physically present in order to perform their work, or where the availability of sufficient suitable space is otherwise a problem, telecommuting might be the answer. However, there are a few conditions that must be met if a telecommuting arrangement is going to work out.
The attached file contains a document that can be used to evaluate the acceptability of a worker's home office for telecommuting purposes. It also contains a telecommuting agreement that can be used to set forth the terms and conditions under which you will allow a worker to telecommute. The telecommuting site checklist provides a means of objectively evaluating the work space that an employee proposes to use. An unsuitable site is a strong indication that a worker won't be able to perform as expected in a home office setting. The telecommuting agreement, as modified to reflect the exact needs of your business, sets the expectations of both parties regarding how and where work will be performed.
The file is in rich text format (RTF) that is suitable for use with most word processing programs used in the Windows environment.
Telecommuting Checklist and Agreement
Selecting Your Work Rules