Contract Template – Telecommuting Checklist & Agreement

Contract Template – Telecommuting Checklist and Agreement (Sample) available free to download, customize and print for your small business.

What is telecommuting? 

Telecommuting is a work arrangement in which the employee works outside the office (working from home or at a location close to home). Another example besides working at home could be working in other places such as coffee shops, libraries and various other locations.

Telecommuting in general allows the employee or worker more freedom regarding his or her work hours and work location.

The Telecommuting Checklist (Sample) below includes:

  • This checklist should be completed during a site visit to the employee’s proposed home office.  The adequacy of the work space must be determined between you and the employee.  The success of the telecommuting arrangement depends on the assessment of the work space and the ability of the employee to successfully complete the required work in this environment.  If the work space is not adequate, the telecommuting agreement will not work.
  • The checklist contains 19 Yes or No Questions such as “Does the space seem adequately ventilated?”, “We agree that in our opinion this is an acceptable home office space that allows the employee a reasonable opportunity to meet the job requirements as a telecommuter.”
  • Comments (Optional)
  • Site Inspected By
  • Date

The Telecommuting Agreement (Sample) below includes:

  • The following constitutes an agreement between [Your Business] and [Employee].[Employee] agrees to participate in the telecommuting program and to adhere to the applicable guidelines and policies. [Your Business] concurs with the employee’s participation and agrees to adhere to the applicable guidelines and policies.
  • Terms and Conditions
  • Duration
  • Work Hours
  • Pay and Attendance
  • Leave
  • Overtime
  • Business Owned Equipment
  • Inspection
  • Liability
  • Reimbursement
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Work Assignments
  • Employee Evaluation
  • Records
  • Curtailment of the Agreement
  • Performance Location
  • Employee Signature and Date
  • Contact Person Signature and Date
  • Agreement Attachment – The following hours and locations are agreed to in support of the Telecommuting Agreement.
  • Primary Business Location
  • Telecommuting Location
  • General Work Hours
  • Comments (Schedule, Flexibility, Etc.)
  • Employee Signature and Date
  • Employee Information (Name and Address)

Rather than traveling to an office, telecommuting involves the employee traveling via telecommunication links keeping in touch with his or her coworkers and employers online via telephone and email.

Click on the link to download the telecommuting checklist and agreement form below:

Contract Template – Telecommuting Checklist & Agreement

Contract Template - Telecommuting Checklist & Agreement[