Teleworking - rights and obligations

Author: Partena Professional (HR expertise)
Read time: 2min
Publication date: 05/11/2018 - 20:48
Latest update: 21/11/2019 - 11:26

Teleworking is a specific approach to work that offers a host of advantages for you and your employees.

  • reduces commuting, giving your employees more time and making them more productive;
  • offers your employees a better balance between work and their private lives.

To introduce teleworking at your company necessitates in-depth discussion and negotiation. You stand to gain a lot by clearly establishing the rights and obligations surrounding teleworking at your company – yours and those of your employees. This way there are only advantages for both parties.

Rights and obligations with teleworking

As an employer, you must ensure that your employees have the materials and support required for teleworking:

  • a desktop computer or laptop;
  • full or partial payment of an internet connection;
  • and so on.

Note: these are extralegal benefits. We advise that you establish your approach to supervision and monitoring contractually.

Entering into a contract for teleworking

Have you decided to permit teleworking at your company? Be sure to precisely establish your policy surrounding teleworking in your employees' individual employment contracts.

The contract should mention:

  • the obligation of the employee to keep and use the equipment provided with due care;
  • the applicable rules for private use of the equipment provided and use by third parties;
  • the agreements made concerning defects resulting from private use or use by third parties;
  • your right to enter the home workplace to provide assistance in the event of a malfunction or failure;
  • the agreements surrounding work during technical disruptions.

Do you have any further questions about teleworking? Would you like professional advice to ensure optimal use is made of teleworking at your organization? Consult Partena Professional.

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