Telecommuting Employees: Best Practices Checklist


With the advent of sophisticated workplace information technology that allows employees to connect to a company's computer network from their home with little more than a laptop and an internet hookup, "telecommuting" or "teleworking" has become a common phenomenon across various industries. Moreover, telecommuting and work-from-home arrangements are increasing exponentially during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as a way of protecting employees and customers from exposure. This checklist provides practical guidance on navigating the various legal and practical issues facing employers with respect to telecommuting, from responding to one-off employee requests to telework to deploying a formal telecommuting policy to devising a way to effectively train and monitor remote employees.