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This Telecommunicating Agreement may be used by employers offering their employees
an opportunity to work outside the principle place of business or operational office as and
when required. This agreement specifies the conditions applicable to an arrangement for
performing work at an alternate work site on a regular basis. It includes standard
provisions commonly included in these types of agreements, but can be customized to fit
the specific needs of the contracting parties. This document should be used by employers
located in Michigan that permit telecommunicating arrangements with employees.
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This Agreement, made effective the day of______ [Month] ____ [Date], 20__ [Year] by and
between ______________________________ [Instruction: Insert the name of the employer]
hereinafter referred to as the “Employer”, having its principle place of business at
___________________________ [Instruction: Insert the address of the employer], and
___________________ [Instruction: Insert the name of the employee] hereinafter referred to
as the “Employee”, having his principle place of business at ___________________________
[Instruction: Insert the address of the employee], establishes the respective obligations of the
parties under the Employer’s Telecommuting program. The Employee has volunteered to work
as a "Telecommuter" at a location other than the designated headquarters.
Terms and Conditions. The Telecommuting Agreement is subject to the following terms and
1. Work Location.
a. The terms "remote work location" or "remote workplace" shall mean the Employee's
home or any satellite office location approved by the Employer. The term "designated
headquarter" shall mean the Employer's usual and customary Employer work address.
The remote work location is at _______________________________________________
[Instruction: Insert the address of the remote work location]. Days and hours when
the employee will normally work at this remote work location are Monday through
Friday, however the Employer can at any time revise this timing as per requirements and
b. The Employee will work at the designated headquarters __ times [Instruction: Insert the
number of days employee will work in a week, e.g., 5] per week, for a period of ____
to ____ hours [◊ Instruction: Insert number of hours expected to be on work by
employee] each day. The actual days, time, and amount of time spent by The Employee
will depend on workload and tasks, staff meetings (formal and informal), and availability
of any required equipment.
c. The Employee will work either at remote work location or at the designated headquarters
for a minimum of __________ hours [Instruction: Insert minimum number of hours
for a week] per week during the specified hours.
2. Compensation. The Employer shall validate the Employee's time and work accomplished at
the remote workplace. Schedule changes may be made at the Employer's discretion. In every
case, the operational needs of the Employer shall take precedence over telecommuting.
Compensatory time must be approved in advance in accordance with the Employer’s policy.
Work hours, overtime compensation, and vacation schedules shall conform to existing
policies and procedures and the terms of this Agreement. The Employee's salary, retirement,
benefits, and state-sponsored insurance plans remain unchanged.
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3. Pay and Attendance. All pay, leave, and travel entitlement will be based on the Employee's
primary business location. The Employee's time and attendance will be recorded as
performing official duties at the primary business location.
4. Leave. The Employee must obtain approval before taking leave in accordance with
established office procedures. By signing this form, The Employee agrees to follow
established procedures for reques