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Remote Workforce Policy Template

From the Complete Payroll Labor Law Library.


Remote Workforce Guidelines [Template for Company Policy]


We allow employees to work from home, on the road, or from appropriate satellite locations for all or part of their regular workweek.

While remote work will generally be a viable work arrangement, employees must ensure that their workspace is suitable for safe and effective performance of their job duties. The Company requires that each employee’s satellite workspace meet the following minimum requirements:

  •  Must have reliable internet connection
  •  Must have essential office equipment including but not limited to a phone with voicemail, computer with access to all necessary company software
  •  Moderate to low background noise
  •  Must meet reasonable safety requirements. Employee work areas should generally not be in the immediate presence of safety hazards (to themselves or company equipment).

Employees are expected to follow all procedures and work rules when working remotely, including but not limited to clocking in and out, working their normal schedule, and maintaining productivity. Consumption of drugs or alcohol is prohibited during working time.

The Company will not be responsible for costs associated with initial setup of the employee's home office such as remodeling, furniture or lighting; nor for repairs or modifications to the home office space. The Company will supply the employee with appropriate office supplies necessary for successful completion of job responsibilities. The Company will also reimburse the employee for all other business-related expenses such as phone calls, shipping costs, etc. that are reasonably incurred in accordance with job responsibilities.

Any equipment supplied by the Company is to be used for business purposes only. Employees must sign an inventory of all Company property and agree to take appropriate action to protect the items from damage or theft. Upon termination of employment, all Company property will be returned to the Company, unless other arrangements have been made.

Consistent with the Company's expectations of information asset security for employees working at the office, employees are expected to ensure the protection of proprietary Company and customer information accessible from their distributed office. Steps include, but are not limited to, use of locked desks, file cabinets, and media storage; regular password maintenance; and any other steps appropriate for the job and the environment.

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