Telecommuting – The Legal Landscape and Best Practices for Employers
Telecommuting is a work arrangement or alternative work schedule in which an employee may spend part or all of the regular work week at a location other than the employer’s office, e.g. the employee’s home. The increasing availability of internet based communication systems and remote access software systems have resulted in a substantial increase over the last several years in the number of employers offering telecommuting as an alternative work arrangement, and in the number of employees who choose to telecommute. Many employees view a telecommuting arrangement as a way to address family obligations, reduce expenses and commute time, and improve productivity by eliminating interruptions and distractions in the work place. View full article (PDF).