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Working from Home

I would like to work from home, what are the requirements?

The introduction of a working from home arrangement is subject to:

  • you undertaking duties at home that you would normally undertake at your headquarters/work base;
  • the nature of  your work being such that it is suited to working from home arrangements;
  • approval from your employer;
  • your agreement to enter into a working from home arrangement; and
  • your employer having, and complying with, a policy and procedures addressing:
    • general obligations of you and your employer, including such things as insurance, separation of overheads billed to the homeowner and your ordinary hours of work while working from home;
    • duty of care responsibilities owed by your employer and you under the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984; and
    • all additional statutory obligations affecting the employer/employee relationship.
  • your employer undertaking a risk assessment of the impacts of you working from home
  • compliance with all legal responsibilities.


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