"Telecommuting Agreement Template"

What Is a Telecommuting Agreement?

A Telecommuting Agreement is a contract between an employer and their worker that enables an employee to work at a place different from the primary business location and helps an employer reduce their costs. This agreement is usually signed with reliable employees who may work without supervision, know their responsibilities, and can manage their time.

Alternate Name:

  • Employee Telecommuting Agreement.

This contract contains guidelines and policies of the telecommuting work, states the work hours of the employee, and the location of their workplace. An Employee Telecommuting Agreement also includes the conditions of pay, leave, overtime, and attendance, specifies terms of use of business-owned equipment and records, involves liability and reimbursement statements.

A Telecommuting Agreement template can be downloaded below, or you can make your own using our online form builder.

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How to Make a Telecommuting Agreement?

A Telecommuting Agreement Form must provide the following terms and conditions:

  1. Indicate the parties of this agreement. Enter the legal name of the employer and the name of the worker.
  2. The duration and dates of the agreement should be indicated.
  3. Indicate that working hours, attendance, and leave of this worker will be paid in the same way as at the primary business location.
  4. State that signing this agreement obliges the worker to follow the previously established procedures for requesting and obtaining leave.
  5. Indicate that this person, while working in their home office, will continue to receive their previous assigned salary. Overtime working hours under a prior authorization will be paid under all applicable laws.
  6. Specify which business equipment the employer will provide to their worker for telecommuting work. Indicate that this business-owned equipment has to be protected against damage and unauthorized use. Specify the terms of delivery and maintenance of this equipment.
  7. State that the employer is not responsible for any damage that may be caused to the employee's property used in performing telecommuting work, and for any operating costs, utilities, and home maintenance of the worker.
  8. Specify how this person will receive work assignments, submit completed tasks, and how the organization will evaluate their performance.
  9. Indicate that the worker must take precautions to protect the employer's documents, computer files, and correspondence from any unauthorized disclosure or damage.
  10. Enter the conditions of termination or reduction of the term of this agreement. Specify the period when this person must return to the primary workplace.
  11. Signatures. The employee and their supervisor should sign the form and enter the date of completion.

This contract usually contains an additional attachment, reflecting the details of the telecommuting procedures. Provide information about the primary business location and telecommuting location. The number of working hours and work location, approved for the employee to perform their work, should be indicated here. The worker should sign this attachment and enter their name and address.


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Telecommuting Agreement
This ​ T elecommuting Agreement (hereinafter referred to as the “Agreement”) is entered
into as of ___________________ by and between _________________________, with a
mailing address of ________________________________________________________
_____________________________________ (hereinafter referred to as the “Employer”)
and _________________________, with a mailing address of _____________________
____________________________________ (hereinafter referred to as the “Employee”),
collectively referred to as the “Parties,” both of whom agree to be bound by this
Agreement.
1. Terms and Conditions.
Whereas the Employer wishes to retain the Employee as a valued team member,
AND
The Employee’s job duties may be performed from any location with a working
phone, computer, and internet connection, AND
The Employee qualifies for the Employer’s telecommuting program,
The Employer and Employee agree to enter into this Agreement in accordance with the
following terms:
2. Duration. ​ T his Agreement shall be in effect as of ___________________ and shall
continue until ___________________ unless otherwise cancelled in accordance with the
terms of this Agreement.
3. Hours. The Employee agrees to be logged into work systems and be on-task between
the hours of _____________ and _____________ on business days, with the following
exceptions:
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
The Employee may take ______________ __________________________​
b reaks daily.
Number
Duration
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Telecommuting Agreement
This ​ T elecommuting Agreement (hereinafter referred to as the “Agreement”) is entered
into as of ___________________ by and between _________________________, with a
mailing address of ________________________________________________________
_____________________________________ (hereinafter referred to as the “Employer”)
and _________________________, with a mailing address of _____________________
____________________________________ (hereinafter referred to as the “Employee”),
collectively referred to as the “Parties,” both of whom agree to be bound by this
Agreement.
1. Terms and Conditions.
Whereas the Employer wishes to retain the Employee as a valued team member,
AND
The Employee’s job duties may be performed from any location with a working
phone, computer, and internet connection, AND
The Employee qualifies for the Employer’s telecommuting program,
The Employer and Employee agree to enter into this Agreement in accordance with the
following terms:
2. Duration. ​ T his Agreement shall be in effect as of ___________________ and shall
continue until ___________________ unless otherwise cancelled in accordance with the
terms of this Agreement.
3. Hours. The Employee agrees to be logged into work systems and be on-task between
the hours of _____________ and _____________ on business days, with the following
exceptions:
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
The Employee may take ______________ __________________________​
b reaks daily.
Number
Duration
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The following holidays are not considered business days:
● Thanksgiving Day;
● Christmas Eve;
● Christmas Day;
● New Year’s Day;
● Easter;
● Independence Day.
4. Travel Reimbursement.
T he Employee shall not submit any travel costs for
reimbursement without prior approval from the Employer. Travel costs shall be
reimbursed in accordance with applicable law.
The Employee shall submit a detailed travel report along with original copies of any
receipts related to the travel report no later than _____________ days past the travel date.
5. Overtime. The Employee is considered exempt under Federal Law, and as a result is
not eligible for overtime pay.
6. Equipment. ​ T he Employee will be provided with any and all necessary equipment
needed to perform assigned duties as described below. Without prior notice the Employer
may request to inspect the provided equipment as well as the location the equipment is
located. The following items shall be disbursed to the Employee for use during this
Agreement:
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
7. Liability. The Employee agrees to accept any and all liability for damages, injury, or
loss that may result from this Agreement, including loss or damage to Employer-provided
equipment.
8. Reimbursement. ​ T he Employer shall not be held responsible for any costs beyond the
Employee’s agreed compensation package for any reason.
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8. Workers Compensation. The Employer will offer all required compensation and
benefits required by ​
_ _____________________​
.
State
Coverage should be above minimum standards and documentation of such benefits will
be provided to the Employee.
9. Responsibilities. The Employee will be responsible for the following duties during the
term of this Agreement:
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
10. Work Assignments. ​ T he Employee agrees to meet monthly at __________________
______________________________________________ as required by the Employer.
The Employee will, during that meeting, obtain all work requirements and will cover any
and all meeting requirements.
11. Employee Review. ​ T he Employee will be subject to an annual performance review
by the Employer.
12. Confidentiality. The Employee agrees to keep all documents obtained during the
term of this Agreement confidential and will not make public any information obtained
about the Employer or any clients of the Employer public for any reason.
This confidentiality clause shall remain in effect for a period of _____________ months
after the expiration or termination of this Agreement.
13. Jurisdiction. Shall any legal proceedings occur from this Agreement they shall take
place in ​
_ _____________________​
.
State
Any attorney fees and costs shall be covered by the prevailing party of such proceedings.
14. Termination. ​ A t any time during the point of this Agreement, both the Employee and
the Employer may terminate this Agreement without prior notice. Upon termination, the
Employee shall return all materials and documents to the Employer without delay. Any
materials not able to be returned must be destroyed.
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The Parties agree to the terms and conditions set forth above as demonstrated by their
signatures as follows:
EMPLOYER
EMPLOYEE
Name: _____________________
Name: _____________________
Signed: ____________________
Signed: ____________________
Date: ______________________
Date: ______________________
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