Employee Remote Work Policy and Agreement
This policy outlines guidelines for employees who work from a location other than our offices. We want to ensure
that both employees and our Company will benefit from these arrangements. All remote work must receive prior
approval from [your supervisor, Human Resources, etc.]. Not all positions are
appropriate or feasible for remote work.
Employees may work remotely on a permanent or temporary basis depending on business needs.
[OPTION] This remote work policy is only in effect due to the COVID-19 pandemic and public health guidelines
strongly recommending work from home when feasible. This policy will be reviewed when public health guidelines
or business needs change.
Permanent remote work employees should indicate their primary working address in this remote working
agreement. In case of transfer or relocation, employees remote work capability will be assessed on a case-by-case
Remote work does not change the terms and conditions of your employment with [Company
Remote Working that Works
To ensure that employee performance will not suffer in remote work arrangements, we advise our remote
employees to:
Choose a quiet and distraction-free working space
Have an internet connection that’s adequate for their job
Dedicate their full attention to their job duties during working hours
Adhere to all meal and rest break and attendance schedules agreed upon with their manager and in
compliance with state law
Ensure their schedules overlap with those of their team members for as long as is necessary to complete
their job duties effectively
Team members and managers should determine long-term and short-term goals. They should frequently meet
(either online or in-person when possible) to discuss progress and results.
[Option] Mandatory meetings with your supervisor will occur _ (e.g. every Wednesday or
bi- weekly) at _ am/pm via conference call, Skype, Zoom).
Compliance with Policies
Our remote employees must follow all Company policies like their office-based colleagues. Examples of policies
that all employees should abide by include, but are not limited to, the following:
Social media
Data protection
Employee Code of Conduct
harassment/Equal opportunity
Dress code when meeting in-person or
by video with customers, partners or
other Company employees.
Employee Remote Work Policy and Agreement
Time Worked
Your assigned work schedule is _ (e.g. Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.). You will work
remotely _ (every day, M/W/F, every other Friday, etc.) during your assigned hours.
Non-exempt employees must follow all applicable policies including, but not limited to, meal and rest breaks,
requesting prior approval for overtime, and timekeeping. Off-the-clock work is prohibited under our policy
Equipment and Expenses
We will provide our remote employees with equipment that is essential to their job duties, like laptops, headsets
and cell phones (when applicable.) We will install VPN and Company-required software when employees receive
their equipment. If equipment is not available and employees use their own equipment for work, the Company will
reimburse the employee for that use, consistent with legal requirements and this policy.
Equipment that we provide is Company property. The Company retains control over the property and reserves the
right to monitor Company property even when used at your remote location. Employees must keep it safe and
avoid any misuse. Equipment supplied by the Company is to be used for business purposes only. The remote
worker will sign an inventory of all Company property received and agree to take appropriate action to protect the
items from damage or theft. Employees must take proper measures to secure Company information, assets and
Specifically, employees must:
Keep their equipment password
Store equipment in a safe and clean
space when not in use
Follow all data encryption, protection
standards and settings
Refrain from visiting untrustworthy or
suspicious sites.
Only download authorized software with
prior approval.
Keep confidential information in locked
file cabinets and desks.
Remote employees will also receive expense reimbursement to cover reasonable and necessary business related
expenses that are incurred (e.g. internet, shipping costs). The Company may reimburse a portion of homeowners
insurance coverage when required by the Company to protect equipment. Follow our expense reimbursement
policy in terms of required documentation. Please speak to with any
specific questions about our reimbursement policy.
Upon termination of employment, all Company property will be returned to the Company, unless other
arrangements have been made.
Acknowledgment of Remote Worker Policy
I have read and understand the attached Employee Remote Work Policy, and agree to the duties,
obligations, responsibilities and conditions for remote workers described in the policy. I understand that I
remain subject to all of [Company Name’s] internal policies including,
but not limited to, policies relating to technology, confidential information, harassment and discrimination
prevention and safety policies.
I agree that, among other things, I am responsible for following my remote work schedule, taking proper
measures to secure Company information, assets and systems and maintaining my work space in a
safe manner.
I understand that the Company may at any time change any or all of the conditions under which I am
permitted to work remotely, or withdraw permission to work remotely.
The Company has supplied me with the following equipment:
Company policy relating to properly maintaining office equipment applies. At the end of the employment
relationship or termination of this remote work agreement, I agree to immediately return this equipment
or reimburse the Company for the value of this equipment. Provided equipment shall be used for work
related activities.
I understand that the Company may monitor any equipment that is provided to me.
I have reviewed the Employee Remote Work Policy with my supervisor and understand its
contents. I understand that this Policy may be altered or terminated at any time.
Employee Signature: Date:
Supervisor Signature: Date:
Employee Address:
(where majority of remote work will be performed)
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