Telecommuting is working from a remote location using computers, telephones, facsimile machines, and other remote capabilities, rather than commuting by automobile or other means of transportation to and from an employer's work site to perform equivalent work. This work arrangement allows employees to enjoy flexibility in their work location and hours. In other words, the daily commute to a central place of work is replaced by telecommunication links.
Telecommuting Agreement Telecommuting agreement made (date), between (Name of Employer), a corporation organized and existing under the laws of the state of (name of state), with its principal office located at (street address, city, state, zip code), referred to herein as Employer, and (Name of Employee), of (street address, city, state, zip code), referred to herein as Employee. Whereas, Employer is engaged in the business of (type of business), and maintains an office at (street address, city, state, zip code); and Whereas, Employee is employed by Employer as (describe or give name of job); Whereas, Employee is willing to perform part of his job by telecommuting; and Whereas, Employer is willing for Employee to telecommute pursuant to the terms, covenants, and conditions set forth in this Agreement; Now, therefore, for and in consideration of the mutual covenants contained in this agreement, and other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, the parties agree as follows: 1. The days and hours when the Employee is expected to be present in the at Employer’s main facility located at (street address, city, state, zip code), are (days of the week) between the hours of (time) and (time) and any additional times designated by Employee’s Supervisor. 2. The alternate work site of Employee is his home which is located at (street address, city, state, zip code). The days and hours when the Employee is expected to be present at this work site are (days of the week) between the hours of (time) and (time). 3. The duties of Employee will remain the same at each worksite. 4. Employee agrees to remain accessible during designated work hours by phone at (phone number), e-mail at (e-mail address), and Telefax at (Telefax number). 5. Either party may terminate this Agreement at any time, provided a two week written notice is given. 6. If Employee is classified as non-exempt pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act, Employee agrees to the following: A. Employee will track and record his time in the same manner as when working at the main facility of Employer. B. Requests to work overtime, use sick leave, vacation, or other leave must be approved by the Employee’s supervisor in the same manner as when working at the main facility of Employer. 7. Employee agrees to and understands that all obligations, responsibilities, terms and conditions of employment with Employer remain unchanged, except those obligations and responsibilities specifically addressed in this Agreement. 8. Employee agrees to and understands that Employer retains the right to modify this Agreement on a temporary basis as a result of business necessity. 9. Employee agrees to: A. Maintain a work environment that is ergonomically sound, clean, safe and free of obstructions and hazardous situations. B. Use Employer-owned equipment, records, and materials for purposes of Employer’s business only, and to protect them against unauthorized or accidental access, use, modification, destruction, or disclosure. The precautions described in this Agreement apply regardless of the storage media on which information is recorded, the locations where the information is stored, the systems used to process the information, or the processes by which the information is handled. C. Report to his Supervisor instances of loss, damage, or unauthorized access at the earliest reasonable opportunity. D. Allow electronic and/or physical access to the telecommuting worksite for purposes
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