Does your organization have working from home policies? Few organizations did until 2020. Some of the areas to consider are health and safety, security, privacy and performance measurement.
If employees are working from home are they using the employer’s equipment?
Do they have an office set up to avoid repetitive motion injuries or back and neck problems?
If an employee is hurt while working from home what are the chances of a worker’s compensation claim?
How is the employee keeping the employer’s data secure?
If the employee works on private matters are these matters being kept private while they are home?
How do you measure the work being done? Is it still hourly? Do you have technology that tracks when an employee is on their computer and what they are doing?
How do you deal with overtime or under-time?
These are the issues that should be addressed in a working from home policy.